Organizing Update

Daily Hampshire Gazette and Valley Advocate
A delegation of community leaders visited the offices of the Daily Hampshire Gazette this week to deliver a petition of support for the workers' efforts at the Gazette and the Valley Advocate to win union recognition with NewsGuild-CWA. The group, led by State Senator-Elect Jo Comerford and organizer Rose Goldstein Bookbinder, included other elected officials, clergy, subscribers, former editors, and other former employees, professors, students, and union members.
"We depend on the staff at both the Gazette and the Advocate to work every day to bring us the news that we need to ensure that critical local, regional, state, and national issues see the light of day," Comerford said in a statement. "The staff of both papers deserve to have the support they need to do that job most effectively. With all this in mind, I urge Newspapers of New England, the parent company, to voluntarily recognize the union."

A delegation of community leaders gathered outside the office of the Daily Hampshire Gazette to present a petition in support of workers’ efforts to form a union.


AT&T Mobility

AT&T Mobility technicians continue their organizing push across CWA District 3. After learning of their coworkers' efforts in Tennessee and Louisiana to join CWA, a unit of 50 AT&T Mobility cellular and switch technicians this week won union recognition.

The efforts were supported by the Georgia CWA Local Presidents including Ed Barlow, 3204; Dwight Meggs, 3201; Shane Peterson, 3205; Robert Fordham, 3220; along with CWA Local 3204 Organizing Committee Co-Chair Shelia Messamore and ATTM Cellular Technician and CWA Local 3509 Organizer Sedgerick Lee.