AFL-CIO: The Joy of Winning Your First Union Contract

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Reprinted from The AFL-CIO’s blog Now by Kenneth Quinnell on November 17, 2017.

Our latest roundup of worker wins begins with a growing wave of nurses organizing in California and includes numerous examples of workers organizing, bargaining and mobilizing for a better life.

Vote at Barton Memorial Continues String of Organizing Success for California Nurses: RNs at Barton Memorial and Lake Tahoe Surgery Center in South Lake Tahoe, California, voted to join the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU). More than 87% of eligible nurses voted to join CNA. The 200 RNs at Barton are part of 3,000 caregivers who have joined CNA this year in 10 union elections.

Flight Attendants at ATI Ratify First Contract: Flight attendants at Air Transport International approved their first contract with 65% of the vote. The flight attendants, who are represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA), will see immediate pay raises and defined schedule and work rules. …

AFL-CIO now 11/17

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