The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) suffered a landslide loss in an NLRB sponsored union election when workers at Boeing’s South Carolina 777 assembly plant voted No Union. Of the approximately 3,000 employees eligible to vote, 74 percent voted against representation by the union. IAM represents 30,000 workers at a Boeing facility in Puget Sound, Washington.
The Roosevelt Institute, a non-profit think tank based in New York City, tentatively agreed to voluntarily recognize NewsGuild of New York, Local 31003 of the Communication Workers of America (CWA) as their workers’ union representative. The current proposed bargaining unit consists of 18 employees with various titles, such as program associate, program director, digital manager, and editorial director. The union also plans to include remote workers in Chicago and Washington, D.C. in the unit.
Citing worker injuries purportedly caused by excessive mandatory overtime and poor ergonomics related to machinery, employees at a Tesla plant in Freemont, Calif. contacted the United Auto Workers (UAW) about union representation. The UAW, which formerly represented workers at the Freemont plant, formerly home to the General Motors/Toyota joint venture assembly plant, has sent representatives to help workers organize.
In a 240-218 vote, nurses at 21 Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Northern and Central California voted in favor of representation by the California Nurses Association (CNA), a National Nurses United affiliate.
Graduate students in six out of nine academic departments at Yale University voted for representation by UNITE-HERE. Yale joins Columbia as the latest private college voting to unionize.