Unions are democratic organizations of workers — united for their own mutual aid and protection and to promote and defend the rights and interests of fellow workers. In the Union Organizing section, we report on efforts to unionize non-union workplaces, and on employer efforts to oppose unionization.
Elliott Bay Books in Seattle voluntarily recognized a new union March 13 — one day after employees announced they were forming it.
Even mail ballots are out, because NLRB agents count them in front of observers; verifying them while maintaining six feet of distance could be a challenge.
Feeling unsafe at a crowded and stressful donut shop that pays at or near minimum wage, workers have nowhere to go but up.
Immigrant rights group Causa agrees to recognize union immediately. Affordable housing non-profit Casa of Oregon will have to think about it.
The bank owned by Tom Steyer, billionaire presidential candidate, agrees to union neutrality.
Workers stood strong for their union in the face of union-buster ride-alongs in their trucks.
About 75 workers would become part of ILWU Local 5.
Two more union election wins add 200 to the existing group of 270 mental health and addiction treatment workers who are bargaining a first union contract.
The party voluntarily recognized Sign Painters & Paint Makers Local 1094 in December, and signed a first union contract in early January.
OPAL executive director Huy Ong didn’t think twice when his employees announced they wanted a union.