April 8, 2018
Staff on Minnesota Congressional Campaign Unionize with Campaign Workers Guild
Excelsior, MN — The Campaign Workers Guild on Monday announced a new collective bargaining agreement, bringing their number of contracts up to eleven since their public announcement in mid-February. The contract was unanimously ratified by campaign workers for Adam Jennings for Congress, a progressive candidate for MN-3. The addition of its second unionized campaign in Minnesota shows that the movement to represent every campaign worker in the country is growing stronger.
“Jennings for Congress campaign workers reached out with a list of clear proposals they wanted to see in a contract -- they were so well organized,” said Colin O’Neill, volunteer field rep for the Campaign Workers Guild. “It's really exciting to see our second unionized team in Minnesota, the Guild looks forward to fighting for fair labor standards across the state and nation as we move deeper into campaign season.”
“I'm proud to work on the most progressive campaign in Minnesota's 3rd. I think it's important to be a part of a movement to bring higher labor standards to campaigns nationwide,“ said Walker Reiss, Field Organizer. The campaign’s Deputy Manager, McCaulay Singer-Miles added, ”I'm especially glad to underscore the need for parental leave time in our contract.”
The Campaign Workers Guild is a new independent national union representing non-management workers on electoral and issue-based campaigns.