Organizing Update

Big Sky and Breckenridge Ski Patrollers

More than 200 ski patrollers at Big Sky (Mont.) and Breckenridge (Col.) voted for representation with CWA Local 7781/United Professional Ski Patrols of America. These workers patrol at two of the largest ski resorts in the country. Big Sky is owned by Boyne Resorts, the largest family-owned ski resort operator. Breckenridge is owned by Vail Resorts. Vail Resort ski patrols at Crested Butte (Col.), Park City (Utah), and Stevens Pass (Wash.) are also members of CWA Local 7781.

Patroller Joe Naunchik, organizer and President of CWA Local 7781, worked with the organizing committees at both the Breckenridge and Big Sky patrols over multiple seasons as they built support for the organizing campaign. Organizing committees at both resorts overcame aggressive anti-union campaigns.

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NewsGuild Organizing Wins

On April 30, 68 editorial employees for the New York Daily News won their NLRB election to join the NewsGuild of New York, TNG-CWA Local 31003. After more than a year of organizing, the members voted overwhelmingly in favor of forming the Daily News Union.

On May 7th, 83 editorial employees at the Bergen Record, the Daily Record, and NJ Herald won their NLRB election to join the NewsGuild of New York, TNG-CWA Local 31003. After a long campaign, the members voted overwhelmingly in favor of forming the Record Guild.