Over 80% of Capital Roots staff, who work across the Capital Region to provide equitable access to fresh food and green space, signed union authorization cards and requested recognition of their union from CEO Amy Klein.
TROY, NY – Last week, Joseph’s House and Shelter’s Executive Director, Kevin O’Connor, declined to voluntarily recognize the union of the non-profit organization’s approximately 80 workers. In response, the union organizing committee releases the following statement:
TROY, NY – This morning, a delegation of Joseph’s House and Shelter workers, joined by local faith and labor leaders, delivered a letter to Executive Director Kevin O’Connor requesting voluntary recognition of their union with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 200United. The open letter was signed by a majority of the agency’s employees. A supermajority of the agency’s workers signed union authorization cards to demonstrate support for unionization.
After months of organizing, Skidmore College’s non-tenure-track faculty say they will file for a union election with the National Labor Relations Board with more than 60% support of their colleagues to form their union with SEIU Local 200United