Organizing Update

Forbes

Members of the Forbes Union have voted overwhelmingly to form their union with the NewsGuild of New York (TNG-CWA Local 31003) in an election overseen by the National Labor Relations Board. Journalists, editors, videographers, and other workers at the financial magazine organized and demonstrated super majority support in May, but the company refused to voluntarily recognize the union.

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And more!

This month, workers at The Washingtonian (Washington-Baltimore NewsGuild, TNG-CWA Local 32035) and several Gannett-owned newspapers announced they are organizing their unions with the NewsGuild-CWA, including editorial employees of The Journal News, Poughkeepsie Journal and Times Herald-Record (NewsGuild of New York, TNG-CWA Local 31003) as well as the Record-Courier in Kent, Ohio (Northeast Ohio Newspaper Guild, TNG-CWA Local 1).

Workers at several non-profit organizations are also organizing, including employees of the Denver Public Library (DPLWU-CWA Local 7799) and Big Green and New Era in Colorado (TNG-CWA Local 37074). Workers at the American Civil Liberties Union in Minnesota (Minnesota Newspaper and Communications Guild, TNG-CWA Local 37002) joined employees of at least 12 other state ACLU chapters who have organized recently, as reported in Workday Minnesota.

As part of the CODE-CWA campaign, workers at Democracy Works in New York, N.Y., (News Media Guild, TNG-CWA Local 31222) and developers for the San Francisco Chronicle (Pacific Media Workers Guild, TNG-CWA Local 39521) formed their unions this month.