Approximately 200 full- and part-time adjunct professors, including assistant and associate adjunct professors at Barnard College in New York City, voted to unionize with the United Auto Workers (UAW) union.
The NewsGuild of New York won an NLRB-supervised mail-ballot election to represent about 50 digital journalists at Al Jazeera America’s New York City station.
The Writers Guild of American East won an NLRB-supervised mail-ballot election covering approximately 200 writer-producers at Leftfield Entertainment, a reality TV production firm.
The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is planning to conduct a unified campaign for union representation of employees employed by airline contractors in airports around the country, including Portland, Philadelphia, Boston, and Chicago.
As the legal cannabis industry continues to grow, more workers in the industry are seeking union representation by the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW). UFCW already represents thousands of medical cannabis workers in California, Colorado, Minnesota, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington.
Approximately 150 security guards at the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, Pa., voted 90-38 in favor of representation by the International Union of Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America.
The UAW petitioned the National Labor Relations Board for an election to represent a subset of workers at a Volkswagen Group of America Inc. plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., which VW is opposing. The group who the UAW seeks to represent includes 164 maintenance employees, comprising only 10 percent of the overall workforce at the plant. This new tactic follows the UAW’s failure to organize the workforce in 2014 when workers at the plant voted down representation 712 to 626. The International Association of Machinists (IAM) is renewing efforts to organize 7,500 workers at the Boeing Co. airplane manufacturing plant in North Charleston, S.c. The new effort comes six months after the IAM withdrew a request for the NLRB to conduct a representation election. This time, IAM is using the internet to collect the authorization signatures electronically—now valid under the NLRB’s new election rules adopted in September—which they need to convince the NLRB to conduct another representation election.