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NY, CA, and MA All See Union Organizing Victories

Three different units across the United States recently voted to join the union movement

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by Kate Hogan on
Oct 19, 2017

Local unions are starting to reorganize their members, more women are entering into the building trades,  and now New York City requires construction workers to go through at least 40 hours of safety training. UCOMM thought we could add to this great news by telling you about three different organizing victories that have recently taken place in New York, Massachusetts, and California. 

  • Employees at Bob’s Discount Furniture of New York voted to join the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 888. This voting unit includes all full and regular part-time sales associates employed at its Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn location. Out of the 33 people that voted, 17 of them voted to join the union.
  • The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United Union gained nearly 200 new members last month! These members are currently employed at the West Anaheim Medical Center in Anaheim, California. The union had an overwhelming victory of 147 yes votes to only 33 no’s. The people that voted in this unit included all full time, regular part time, and per diem registered nurses providing direct patient care at the Anaheim hospital.
  • College isn’t just for learning, it’s also for organizing! Professors at Emerson College in Boston recently voted to join the Emerson College Chapter of the American Association of University Professors. The voting unit included all full time, non-tenured track faculty. All of the 35 ballots that were counted were votes to join the union. Not one person voted no!

UCOMM wants to send congratulations to these and all new union members across the United States. 

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