The staff of writers, editors, and producers at Gawker Media LLC, a news and entertainment digital publication based in New York City, elected the Writers Guild of America East (WGAE) as their bargaining representative. The staff approved union representation by a 80-27vote in an online secret ballot supervised by a third party neutral.
Becoming the nation’s first non-medical interns to unionize, interns at the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) in Washington voted by a 2-1 ratio to be represented by the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 2.
Pilots at Virgin America, Inc. voted for representation by the Airline Pilots Association. The vote occurred nine months after flight attendants became the first employees to unionize at Virgin America.
Contracted service workers (e.g., wheelchair attendants, greeters) at Luis Munoz Marin International Airport near San Juan, Puerto Rico voted 58-18 against representation by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1996.
Service workers, environmental staff, nursing assistants, and other “nonprofessional” employees at Danbury and New Milford Hospitals in Connecticut voted 390-346 against representation by the Connecticut affiliate of the AFT. The election was the first in Connecticut that was held under the new National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) representation election rules, which shortened the period between the union’s filing of its petition for representation and the representation election.