Hope Gilmore (CWA Local 1102) / Steve Lawton (CWA Local 1102) / Jon Schleuss (The NewsGuild)

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Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1102 Lead Organizer Hope Gilmore discussed the concern for worker safety within call centers. After a coworker fell ill with COVID-19, the union went on a campaign to ensure workers could work from the safety of their homes.

CWA Local 1102 President Steve Lawton also joined today’s episode. Lawton focused on organizing and union activity that led to positive results for workers. He discussed a strike at Verizon that led to a quality contract and an improved relationship with management.

Finally, NewsGuild-CWA President Jon Schleuss talked about the organizing movement within the news industry. Due to layoffs and stagnant wages, reporters and other news industry workers are organizing at a quick pace. Lastly, he discussed the New York Times data workers and their efforts to organize.

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