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Organizing Update

October 21, 2021

National Audubon Society

Last Thursday, workers at the National Audubon Society in 11 regions across the country each filed for a separate National Labor Relations Board election, representing the latest and largest effort to secure union representation at the environmental nonprofit. These 11 regions represent more than 120 Audubon employees in the Upper Midwest (Iowa, Minnesota, and Missouri), Southwest (Arizona and New Mexico), Northeast (New York and Connecticut), the Great Lakes (Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, and Wisconsin), the Mid Atlantic (Pennsylvania and Maryland), North Carolina, Nebraska, Alaska, Washington, Vermont, and California. This worker-led push follows an incredible win last month for Audubon employees in the organization’s national headquarters who voted overwhelmingly in favor of forming a union with CWA.

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San Francisco Chronicle

Earlier this month, developers at the San Francisco Chronicle won their union election to join the San Francisco Chronicle Guild, which is part of the Pacific Media Workers Guild (TNG-CWA Local 39521). This follows an important victory last month when the National Labor Relations Board ruled that the developers had the right to join the existing San Francisco Guild unit. Among other responsibilities, these developers are tasked with creating technology such as fire trackers, earthquake trackers, COVID trackers, and endless other reader-friendly information tools. The developers’ victory is the latest win by tech workers, who are organizing in large numbers to form unions.

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