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April 08, 2015--*Registered nurses, members of the Alaska Nurses Association (AaNA) Labor Program, overwhelmingly voted to affiliate their independent organization with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Nurses and Health Professionals (AFL-CIO)*

March 27, 2015--CTW

March 26, 2015--AFL-CIO
Ski patrollers at Telluride Ski and Golf Resort in Colorado voted 'Union Yes' joining the Communications Workers of America (CWA) District 7. In Fortuna, California, service and tech workers at St. Joseph Health System's Redwood Memorial Hospital voted to join the National Union of Healthcare Workers / California Nurses Association (NUHW / CNA).

January 15, 2015--Independent
In Hawaii, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 142 was voted for and certified as the collective bargaining representative for the workers at Paradise Beverages-Maui.

December 30, 2014--AFL-CIO
Organizing wins by the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) include service and maintenance employees at Providence Holy Family Hospital in Spokane, Washington, Local 21, and workers at Aurora Foods, a natural food processor in Orange, California with Local 371. Voting to join the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union (RWDSU / UFCW) are workers at a Shopper's World store on Knickerbocker Ave. in Brooklyn, New York, Local 1102 and production workers at Flexon in Newark, New Jesey with Local 262. Opting to be organized with the UNITE HERE are food service and dining workers for concessions operator HMSHost at the Portland, Oregon International Airport with Local 8, with Sodexo at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, Local 28, at Earlham College in Indiana, Local 23, and at Curry College in Massachusetts with the New England Joint Board. Choosing to organize with the Communications Workers of America (CWA) includes tech workers who repair New York State Lottery machines with Local 1101, retail workers at a Verizon Wireless store in Everett, Massachusetts, at Cricket Wireless stores in Buffalo and Rochester, New York with Locals 1122 and 1170 respectfully and in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Arkansas, AT&T Mobility Network technicians in Ohio with Local 4320, contract workers employed by MasTec Advanced Technologies for AT&T Digital Life, Local 9510, and AT&T retail workers at a store in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands with Local 3010. Staff of Take Action Minnesota opted to become members of the Minnesota Newspaper and Communications Guild (TNG / CWA). Workers including technicians employed by Maslow Media Group at the U.S. House of Representatives Recording Studio voted for a union voice with the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians (NABET / CWA) Local 52031. Workers employed by Exelis Inc. at the Space Communications Network Services White Sands Complex in Las Cruces, New Mexico decided to become members of the International Union of Electronic, Electrical, Salaried, Machine and Furniture Workers (IUE / CWA). Train and engine service workers for the Alliance Terminal Railroad LLC in Texas decided to be unionized with the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART). Registered nurses employed at Inspira Medical Center Woodbury in New Jersey voted to join the Health Professionals and Allied Employees / American Federation of Teachers (HPAE / AFT). In Boston, Massachusetts, Hubway bike-share workers including mechanics, technicians and dispatchers voted for a union voice with the Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 100. Registered nurses with Sparrow Home Health in Michigan voted to be represented by the Michigan Nurses Association / National Nurses United (MNA / NNU). The crew of the reality TV show Shahs of Sunset voted for a voice on their job with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE). Dietary and environmental services workers with Sodexo at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-Shreveport voted for union representation with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). At the Red River Army Depot near Texarkana, Texas, mechanics, technicians, and maintenance workers employed by URS will have a voice at their workplace with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM). At two St. Joseph Hospitals in California, Petaluma Valley and Eureka, service and tech workers voted 'Union Yes' joining the National Union of Healthcare Workers / California Nurses Association (NUHW / CNA). In Elkhart, Indiana, workers at the Bimbo Bakeries USA high performance bakery elected to join the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) Local 1. Workers for Asplundh Tree Expert Co. opted to become trade union members with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) in Langley, Kentucky, Pulaski, Virginia, and in Ripley, Hamlin, Milton, Huntington, Williamson, Charleston and Wayne, West Virginia with Local 317, and in Pikeville and Paintsville, Kentucky with Local 369. Housekeeping workers employed by Touchpoint at the St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren, Michigan voted to join the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 459.

December 23, 2014--CTW
Electing to have the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) as their exclusive bargaining unit representative are production, warehouse, and maintenance workers at Saputo Inc., a cheese production factory in Lena, Wisconsin with Local 662, customer service reps. for Archway Marketing Services in Romulus, Michigan with Local 1038, school bus monitors and drivers for First Student in Adrian, Michigan, Local 1038, cold storage warehouse workers at Americold in Darien, Wisconsin, Local 695, school bus monitors and drivers for First Student in Oakland, California, Local 853, drivers for Sysco in Kansas City, Missouri, Local 41, drivers and laborers with WCA Waste Corporation in Houston, Texas, Local 988, drivers for Keolis Transit America Inc. in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Local 769, cement ready-mix drivers for USA Ready-Mix in Huntsville, Alabama, Local 402, route sales drivers at Costanzo's Bakery in Cheektowaga, New York with Local 264, shuttle drivers employed by Loop Transportation for Facebook in Menlo Park, California with Local 853, drivers and dockworkers at Con-way Freight in Miami Lakes, Florida, Local 769, craftsmen, custodians, and truck drivers for Brockton Public Schools in Brockton, Massachusetts, Local 653, FedEx Freight drivers at terminals in Charlotte, North Carolina with Local 71 and South Brunswick, New Jersey with Local 107, drivers, warehouse and maintenance workers at Sysco in Atlanta, Georgia, Local 528, drivers and shop workers with Selland Auto Transport in California, Utah, Washington, Oregon and Montana, school bus drivers and monitors with First Student in Baltimore, Maryland with Local 570, delivery drivers for Dunkin Donuts in the Chicago, Illinois area, Local 734, school bus drivers and monitors with Paige Bus Enterprises in Chicago, Illinois, Local 777, cement ready-mix drivers for Lafarge Concrete in New Orleans, Louisiana, Local 270, school bus drivers and monitors with First Student in Abington, Massachusetts, Local 653, and in California, food distribution drivers for Roma Food, a division of the Performance Food Group with Local 630. Licensed Practical Nurses at Aurora Senior Living of New Britain, Connecticut gained a workplace voice with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) District 1199. In Vermont, adjunct faculty at St. Michaels College, Champlain College and Burlington College voted in favor of unionizing with Adjunct Action (SEIU).

November 13, 2014--*In Nevada, the Elko County Deputy Sheriffs Association decided to affiliate with the Nevada Association of Public Safety Officers / Communications Workers of America (NAPSO / CWA) (AFL-CIO)*

September 25, 2014--AFL-CIO
Workers, including cooks, waiters, and custodians at the Granton Resort and Casino in California voted to join the UNITE HERE Local 2850, and workers at the Radisson Blu Mall of America hotel in Minnesota have unionized with Local 17. In Massachusetts, registered nurses at the Nashoba Valley Medical Center voted for a voice on the job with the Massachusetts Nurses Association / National Nurses United (MNA / NNU) while in Baudette, Minnesota, RNs, technicians and CNAs at the Lakewood Health Center voted for union representation with the Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA / NNU). Workers at the Monroe Free Library in Poughkeepsie, New York voted to join the Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1120 and clinical staff at Planned Parenthood in Central New York unionized with Local 1168. Workers at Basic Rights Oregon, attorneys at the State of Oregon's Office of Public Defense, and workers at Stepping Stones for Living in Hermantown, Minnesota will be represented at their workplace with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and Emergency Medical Services professionals at American Medical Response in Riverside County, California opted to join the United EMS Workers (AFSCME) Local 4911. In Eddystone, Pennsylvania, workers at RailServe Inc. voted 'Union Yes' choosing to join the United Steelworkers (USW) Local 10-1. Administrative law judges for the District of Columbia voted overwhelmingly to join the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE) and professional support specialists at NASA's headquarters in Washington, DC voted for a union voice joining the NASA Headquarters Professional Association (NHPA / IFPTE) Local 9. In New York, bicycle mechanics, technicians, call center operators and dispatchers employed by New York City's Citi Bike sharing program along with workers of the paratransit operation at Global Contact Services which is a contractor for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority decided to organize with the Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) Local 100, and also choosing membership in the TWU are Inflight Team Members (flight attendants) with the California-based Virgi0n America Airlines. Workers at the Cargill ground beef processing plant in Fort Worth, Texas voted for union representation with the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 540 and workers at Smithfield's Farmland Food plant in Newport News, Virginia were organized into Local 400. "Carwasheros" at the K&P Car Wash in New York City voted 'Union Yes' joining the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union (RWDSU / UFCW) while fast food workers at a Subway restaurant within a Pilot Flying J rest stop in Bloomsbury, New Jersey chose to be union members with Local 108. Voting for union representation at their workplace with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) includes truck drivers at RBM Enterprises within AK Steel in Middletown, Ohio with Local 1943, ramp agents at Spirit Airlines at airports in Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Detroit, Michigan - Atlantic City, New Jersey and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, workers of the Greenpeace financing and fundraising department in Montreal, Canada with Local Lodge 712, workers at L-3 Vertex at the Hunter Army Airfield near Savannah, Georgia, and workers at Pegasus Corp. at the Red River Army Depot near Texarkana, Texas. Writers-Producers at the New York based reality show production company Original Media opted for a union voice at their workplace with the Writers Guild of America East (WGAE). In Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana, customer service engineers with Siemens Medical Services USA opted to be organized with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 48.

September 24, 2014--CTW
The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) scored organizing victories with the staff of the media watchdog group, Media Matters for America which is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with Local 500, contracted workers for Bags, Inc. at the Sea-Tac Airport in Alaska with Local 6, Minnesota's home care workers, caregivers and health care workers at Dutchess Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare in Pawling, New York, certified nursing assistants of Consulate of North Fort Myers in Florida, RNs and LPNs at MCC and LPNs of HealthForce in Chicago, Illinois, adjunct (part-time) faculty at Antioch University Seattle in Washington, Local 925, at the University of the District of Columbia, Local 500, at the College of Saint Rose in New York, Local 200, and at the Laguna College of Art + Design in California. Electing to be members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) includes paratransit drivers, dispatchers, and schedulers for First Transit in Chicago, Illinois with Local 727, drivers and dock workers at Con-way Freight in Laredo, Texas with Local 657, warehouse workers at US Foods in Corona, California with Local 63, drivers for MBM Foodservice Corporation in Ontario, California with Local 63, drivers at MV Transportation in Salinas, California with Local 890, shuttle drivers for Avis Budget Group at the Tri-Cities Airport in Pasco, Texas with Local 839, drivers for Praxair in Morrisville, Pennsylvania and Wilmington, Delaware, Local 107, laundry drivers at Angelica Linen in Houston, Texas, Local 988, building materials workers for Mobile Mini in Kansas City, Missouri, Local 541, dock workers at FedEx Freight in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada with Local 31, and charter school teachers at the Advanced Math and Science Academy in Marlborough, Massachusetts with Local 170. Train and engine service employees at Illinois Railway voted 'Union Yes' joining the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers (BLE / IBT).

August 15, 2014--*In California, cab drivers voted to form the San Francisco Taxi Workers Alliance which will be affiliated with the National Taxi Workers Alliance (NTWA) (AFL-CIO)*

July 31, 2014--*Cab drivers in Maryland through their Montgomery County Professional Drivers Union (MCPDU) announced their affiliation with the National Taxi Workers Alliance (NTWA) (AFL-CIO)*

July 26, 2014--Independent
Certified RN Anesthetists at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City united with their previously organized registered nurse brothers and sisters, electing to be members of the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA).

July 25, 2014--Independent
Security guards for the East Haven Board of Education in Connecticut voted unanimously for union representation with the United Public Service Employees Union (UPSEU).

June 27, 2014--CTW
Opting to be unionized with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) include warehouse workers at food distributor Vistar in Greensboro, North Carolina with Local 391, route sales drivers at Costanzo's Bakery in Cheektowaga, New York with Local 264, paratransit drivers, garage attendants, dispatchers and customer service representatives for Cook DuPage Transportation in the Chicago, Illinois area with Local 727, drivers, helpers and mechanics at Advanced Disposal in East Norriton, Pennsylvania with Local 384, drivers for Iron Mountain, a company that supplies secure document shredding in Pico Rivera, California with Local 986, workers employed by Signature Flight Support Services at Lambert Field in St. Louis, Missouri with Local 618 and Pre-Sell workers with Pepsi Beverages Company in Manchester, New Hampshire, Local 633. Through their Adjunct Action campaign the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) successfully organized adjunct (part-time) faculty at the following institutions: Hamline University in Minnesota with Local 284, Maryland Institute College of Art and Howard University in Washington, D.C. with Local 500, San Francisco Art Institute and Mills College in California with Local 1021, and Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. In California, healthcare workers including nurses, nursing assistants, technicians, housekeepers and food service at two hospitals - Kindred South Bay in Gardena and Kindred South Bay Tri-City in Hawaiian Gardens voted to join SEIU United Healthcare Workers West. Employees at a senior living complex, Eskaton Village in Grass Valley, California elected to become members of SEIU United Long Term Care Workers.

June 26, 2014--AFL-CIO
The United Steelworkers (USW) scored organizing victories with workers (carwasheros) at 14 carwashes in Los Angeles, California with Local 675, full and part time workers employed by Live Long Well Care LLC at Lakes of Litchfield nursing home in South Carolina with Local 7898, and through their Adjunct Faculty Association, adjunct (part-time) faculty at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Clinical staff including nurses and assistants at Franke Tobey Jones, a senior living community in Tacoma, Washington voted for a voice on the job with the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 23. Results of an election conducted through the National Mediation Board, pilots with JetBlue Airways voted overwhelmingly to unionize with the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA). Teachers, education assistants, clerical, food service and maintenance workers at the Community School of Excellence, a charter school in St. Paul, Minnesota elected to be represented by Education Minnesota / American Federation of Teachers (AFT) (Education Minnesota is also affiliated with the independent National Education Association), and in Missoula, Montana, registered nurses at the Big Sky Surgery Center voted to be represented at their worksite by the Montana Nurses Association (MNA / AFT). Retail workers at six Verizon Wireless stores in Brooklyn, New York voted 'Union Yes' joining the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and workers at the nonprofit Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network in Washington, D.C. voted to have a voice at their workplace with the Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild (TNG / CWA) Local 32035. In Rockford, Illinois, direct care workers of Mosaic, which serves people with intellectual disabilities voted to join the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 31. Emergency Medical Services professionals at AMR-Independence/South Platte, Missouri voted for unionization with the United EMS Workers (AFSCME) and in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, service workers at Wesley Enhanced Living voted 'Union Yes' choosing to be organized with the National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees (NUHHCE / AFSCME) District 1199C. Uniformed park rangers who serve as 'good will ambassadors' at public parks in the City of Portland, Oregon elected to be unionized with the Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA) Local 483 and workers employed by TruGreen LandCare LLC at Walter Reed Medical Center in Maryland are now members of Public Service Employees (LIUNA) Local 572. In Toronto, Canada, housekeeping staff at the North York Performing Arts Centre (Toronto Centre for the Arts) voted unanimously to have as their bargaining unit representative the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local B-173. Workers including helicopter mechanics, maintenance, office and clerical employed by L3 at the Corpus Christi Army Depot in Corpus Christi, Texas voted to be unionized with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) as have computer simulation and training technicians working for TJ Inc. and Cubic Corp. at the Naval Air Technical Training Center in Pensacola, Florida, maintenance workers at the Fort Zumwalt School District in O'Fallon, Missouri with Local 777, office and maintenance staff at Hertz Rental Car in St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands with Local 340, technicians at Fremont Ford dealership in Newark, California with Lodge 1546, and workers at the Washington, D.C. Golden Triangle Business Improvement District with the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE / IAM). Engineers, conductors and ticket agents for the New Mexico Rail Runner Express which serves the area of Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico, campus shuttle operators for First Transit, Inc. at the University of Tennessee, school bus drivers employed by First Student in Kansas City, Missouri, and train and engine service workers with Marquette Rail in Western Michigan have opted for a union voice with the transportation division of the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART). Automotive parts workers at Kace Logistics in Detroit, Michigan and at the Piston Automotive factory in Toledo, Ohio gained union recognition with the United Auto Workers (UAW) along with graduate student employees at the University of Connecticut with the Graduate Employee Union (GEU / UAW). Workers at approximately 100 CVS stores in California and at a Bestway Supermarket in Mt. Vernon, Virginia voted to join the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Locals 770 and 400 respectively. Workers with QSI Sanitation at a Tyson poultry plant in Buena Vista, Georgia and caregiving workers at Vineyard Nursing Home in Columbus, Mississippi decided to organize with the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union (RWDSU / UFCW) and workers at Certain Teed Gypsum wallboard plant in Proctor, West Virginia voted to unionize with the International Chemical Workers Union Council (ICWUC / UFCW) Local 45C. Workers at the re-opened Hostess Brands, LLC plants/bakeries in Schiller Park, Illinois and Columbus, Georgia voted for a union voice with the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM). Direct sales representatives for Comcast Corporation in Florida voted to join and be united with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 824. Through majority sign-up, workers at the Hyatt Times Square hotel in New York City are now members of the New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council (HTC).

June 17, 2014--*In Alaska, members of the independent Anchorage Municipal Employees Association (AMEA) voted to affiliate their organization with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) (AFL-CIO)*

May 13, 2014--*The Arena Football League Players Union (AFLPU) has affiliated with the trade union center American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)*

April 18, 2014--Independent
Fuel technicians employed by Delta Western Fuel Terminal at Dutch Harbor, Alaska voted to join the Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific / International Longshore and Warehouse Union (IBU / ILWU).

April 14, 2014--Independent
At the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School with main offices in Midland, Pennsylvania, teachers voted for a union voice with the Pennsylvania State Education Association / National Education Association (PSEA / NEA).

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