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Aclara

In an NLRB-supervised election, Aclara installers in the New York Metropolitan area voted overwhelmingly to join CWA. There are 160 workers at three locations – Staten Island, Stony Point (Rockland County), and Westchester County – and the represented workforce is likely to expand.

The employer waged a nasty campaign which mostly centered around dues, strikes, and terminating three union supporters over the course of the past two months. The workers stayed strong with many showing their strong public support for the union with wristbands, hats, jackets, lanyards, and a Vote Yes flyer.

More than 30 workers filled out wage and hour complaint forms, which were sent to the New York State Dept of Labor. The night before the election, a conference call was held with workers and top officials from the NYS Attorney General's office where they heard from 33 workers who had wage and hour problems. The NLRB also issued a complaint against the company for firing a worker for union activity the night before the election. 


Aclara installers in the New York Metropolitan area voted overwhelmingly to join CWA.

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SEIU National Fast Food Workers Union

The United Media Guild, TNG-CWA Local 36047, has won card check recognition to represent 52 staff members of the SEIU's National Fast Food Worker's Union.

The NFFWU is the successor of several regional "Fight for 15" groups, some of whom were represented by Local 36047.