Organizing Update


Broadcast operators at AT&T DIRECTV at the Los Angeles Broadcast Center voted overwhelmingly to join NABET-CWA. AT&T refused to allow these workers to access the Neutrality and Card Check afforded to 8,000 other DTV workers recently organized under that agreement, so workers used the NLRB process instead, and got a quick election in just under three weeks. Workers won in spite of having to each endure four 90-minute sessions with an outside union buster. The win was even sweeter because this union buster was a former Local Union President from another union. NABET-CWA Local 59051 President Kevin Wilson and District 9 Area Director John Dugan worked on this.


Workers at the Visionworks store in Danbury, CT.


Workers at two Visionworks stores in Connecticut voted to join IUE-CWA Local 81408 in a joint supervised election. Out of the nine workers in the unit, 8 workers in the new unit voted "Yes," with one worker not voting. IUE-CWA Local 81408 represents nearly 1,000 members at nearly 180 Visionworks retail stores throughout New York and New England.