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In Ohio and Illinois, 158 DirecTV workers have joined CWA. Supporting the workers and the campaign were officers and activists from Local 4320 and 4217. From Local 4320: President Jay Walther, Organizer Phil Pennington, and activists John Vogel and Rob Ordorsic. From Local 4217: President Travis Young, Vice President Gary Dengler and activist Keith Asher.


In Mississippi, 170 DirecTV techs have joined CWA. Presidents Mike Hodges, Local 3509; Kim Sadler, Local 3511 and Shayne Scruggs, Local 3517, led the effort with the support of activists from the three locals and District 3 staff.


A unit of 69 DirecTV workers at the Eden Prairie Care Center in Minneapolis has joined CWA. The campaign was led by officers and organizers from Locals 7200 and 7250 and with support from NewsGuild organizer Cat Salonek.