After less than a month between voluntary recognition and bargaining, the Campaign Workers Guild and the Democratic Party of Wisconsin have ratified a collective bargaining agreement extending through the general election. The contract “simultaneously validates that organizing work is not just a job, but a career, and responds directly to field 's concerns regarding working conditions during the pandemic,” says bargaining team member Tomás Clasen. “In short, the best field team apparatus in the country is now protected by a progressive, worker-centered contract.” The agreement provides interns, field organizers and digital organizers with retirement benefits, improved salary conditions and—in a first—protection for workers during a global pandemic, among other benefits. The Campaign Workers Guild, based out of Washington, DC, is an independent national union representing non-management workers on electoral and issue-based campaigns and other political workplaces.
DC LABORFest 2021