Editorial workers at The Insider have voted overwhelmingly to join The NewsGuild of New York-CWA Local 31003 in an election overseen by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The more than 300-person bargaining unit includes reporters, web editors, producers, video editors, social media producers, animators, photographers, designers, and copy editors. In April, the Insider Union announced that more than 80% of staff had expressed support by signing a union card. The company refused to voluntarily recognize the union, which led to the NLRB election.
U.S. workers at Change.org, a global platform that empowers people to start and win campaigns that address pressing issues in their lives and communities, won voluntary recognition this week. They will be members of CWA Local 9410 in San Francisco.
“We work to give everyone around the globe a voice on our open platform through the democratization of activism — and to achieve this, every worker at Change must have a voice, too,” the workers said in a statement posted on their website. “We believe collective bargaining is the most effective way to ensure that we have the mutually beneficial relationship with management and assurances necessary for that to happen.”
Change.org workers in Canada are also organizing with CWA. They have filed for certification under the Canada Labour Code which is expected to be finalized in the coming weeks.