Organizing Update

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.