Organizing

MICHIGAN HIGHER EDUCATION ORGANIZERS AND STAFF MOVE TO JOIN THE GUILD

March 21,2019

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The Newspaper Guild of Detroit extends a warm welcome to the 18 members-elect that hail from all over this state. Coming from Michigan educational pillars, including the University of Michigan, Michigan State, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Western Michigan and Wayne State University. These AFT higher education employees have sought voluntary recognition from their respective workplaces as of March 2019 by sending their letters of intent to unionize in a unanimous decision.

As a branch of the Communication Workers of America, our Local, the Newspaper Guild of Detroit TNG-CWA 34022, we pledge all support and resources to our newest members so that they, too, may have a voice in aspects of the workplaces they help run.

The working conditions for folks in these positions affect not only themselves and their families, but professors and students at top universities of the state. A move like benefits that will be felt not only in the immediate future, but for generations to come. We salute this move by our newest brothers and sisters, in solidarity.

Michigan Labor Leaders and Activists Stand with Higher Education Organizers & Staff

Photo left to right: OPEIU, AFT local 337, Bricklayers local 2, LiUNA local 1191, CWA 4100, Letter Carriers, IBEW local 58, CWA 4009, Central Michigan AFL-CIO