April 24, 2018
Campaign Workers Guild Announces Thirteenth Contract; First in New Mexico!
Albuquerque, NM — Campaign workers for Deb Haaland, Democratic candidate for NM-01, announced the ratification of a collective bargaining agreement Tuesday. Bargaining unit members negotiated a groundbreaking union contract for a New Mexico campaign that includes a 50% wage increase for field organizers, health insurance coverage including vision and dental, and protection from sexual harassment and discrimination.
“Our staff is dedicated to electing the most progressive candidate to Congress and today we led by example in unanimously voting to join the Campaign Workers Guild. I am proud to be on a campaign that believes and recognizes that all workers deserve respect, fairness and access to a labor union,” said Angie Poss, Haaland Field Director.
“My experience with the campaign workers on the Deb Haaland for Congress campaign was inspiring,” said Ihaab Syed, Executive Committee member for the Campaign Workers Guild. “The Haaland workers formed a union because they understand that the movement for economic and social justice doesn’t just happen at the ballot box on Election Day; it has to happen continuously, especially in the workplace. The Haaland workers negotiated sexual harassment procedures, paid sick leave, and a $15 minimum wage for part-time employees.”
The Campaign Workers Guild is a new independent national union representing non-management workers on electoral and issue-based campaigns.