The Congressional Workers Union (CWU) on Wednesday announced that staff in the Office of Senator Edward Markey (D-MA) are seeking voluntary recognition to form the first staff union in United States Senate history. “On Team Markey we don’t agonize—we organize,” said the Markey Unit. “As members of the staff of the Office of Senator Markey, we are honored to work everyday on behalf of the people of Massachusetts and this nation. And now, we couldn’t be more proud to announce that we have signed a petition to form a union, and request voluntary recognition.” On February 9, CWU urged Senate leadership in a letter to expeditiously pass a resolution to extend labor rights to Senate congressional staff. “Following Senate leadership’s failure to heed the union’s call to action, the workers in Senator Markey’s office are bravely seeking voluntary recognition of their union,” said CWU.
If you are a Senate congressional staffer interested in unionizing your office, you can email [email protected] To learn more about CWU, visit CongressionalWorkersUnion.org.
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