Dec 18, 2020 | News Story

Sunrise Movement Votes to Join CWA Local 1180

Workers with Sunrise Movement, a youth-led movement organization advocating to stop climate change and create millions of American jobs, have voted to form a union with CWA Local 1180. Management has agreed to recognize the staff union. In a virtual meeting that was live streamed on Facebook, Senator Ed Markey (D-Mass.) verified the union vote count as Sunrise's third-party validator, announcing support from more than 95% of the workers. The workers saw organizing as an opportunity to strengthen their relationship with management while creating a more accessible environment for their growing team.

"The organizing efforts by Sunrise workers show that unions are essential in creating a foundation for a strong, equitable environment that elevates the voices of all workers," said Senator Markey. "I'm proud of these passionate young people who embody the true value of unions in the strongest traditions of the labor movement and are stepping out as advocates for workers' rights and good American jobs. Their dedication to empowering their team with strong support from management sets an important precedent for our country's workplaces." Read more here.