Democratic National Committee staff votes to unionize
Democratic National Committee employees voted to unionize on Tuesday.
Details: The DNC staff will join the SEIU Local 500 union, which represents workers in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. The move represents a significant step in a broader effort to organize political staffers on the left.
- The vote was approved by former Rep. Donna Edwards, who was selected by both staff and management. DNC executive director Sam Cornale said in a statement that the DNC would voluntarily recognize the SEIU Local 500.
- Sixty-seven percent of eligible staff were in favor of unionization.
What they're saying: “We are incredibly excited to join SEIU Local 500 to live our Democratic values at our workplace," said DNC staffer and union leader Alison Goh in a statement on Tuesday.
- "The DNC looks forward to meeting with LocaI 500 and our employee representatives to negotiate a collective bargaining agreement in the near future," Cornale added.