ACLU of Virginia
Last week, staffers at the ACLU of Virginia won voluntary recognition from their employer, almost a month after announcing that they were organizing to join the Washington-Baltimore News Guild, TNG-CWA Local 32035. The workers plan to continue the organization’s legacy of empowering and protecting workers. The ACLU of Virginia is one of a growing number of ACLU affiliates, along with the national chapter of ACLU, which have formed unions. TNG-CWA now represents workers at ACLU chapters in North Carolina, Kansas, Missouri, and Minnesota. Affiliates in New York, Northern California, Southern California, Maryland, and Georgia also have union representation.
News photographers, multimedia journalists, and video editors at WITI/FOX 6 in Milwaukee, Wis., have voted to join NABET-CWA. Station management waged a relentless anti-union campaign and challenged several ballots, but, thanks to the support and leadership of NABET-CWA Local 54041 President Chris Willadsen, the workers prevailed.