Organizing Update

Quartz

Editorial staff of Quartz, a news outlet that covers technology, geopolitics, work, and culture, announced this week that an overwhelming majority of eligible staff has signed on to join the NewsGuild of New York/CWA Local 31003. Quartz staff have requested voluntary recognition from parent company Uzabase in order to swiftly begin the bargaining process. In their organizing statement, Quartz staff cited the desire to strengthen existing benefits and to improve such issues as pay equity, diversity, and job security through collective bargaining.

“We love Quartz, and we love working here,” said geopolitics reporter Annalisa Merelli. “For us, organizing is a way to double down on our commitment to the publication and the continued pursuit of its excellence. We are excited about the future of Quartz, and we want to make sure we are a part of it.”

Stevens Pass Resort

This week, ski patrollers at the Stevens Pass Resort in Washington State voted for CWA representation. The 48 workers from Stevens Pass will join about 400 of their colleagues in CWA Local 7781, which already represents ski patrollers at Park City, Telluride, Steamboat Springs, and Crested Butte.