Author: splcunion

In Defense of Black Lives

Members of the SPLC Union are grieving after yet another weekend of state-sponsored and sustained violence against Black lives in Louisiana and Wisconsin. Our hearts go out to the families of 31-year old Trayford Pellerin from Lafayette, LA, and 29-year old Jacob Blake from Kenosha, WI. May Mr. Pellerin rest in power.  The family of […]

Black Lives Matter

SPLC Union: We Condemn The Extrajudicial Killings of Black People, Which Carry On America’s Legacy of Racial Terror and White Supremacy George Floyd should be alive today. Breonna Taylor should be alive today. Sean Reed should be alive today. Ahmaud Arbery should be alive today. Instead, they join an incalculable list of Black people who […]

Happy May Day!

Today is May 1st, celebrated across the world as International Workers’ Day, held to commemorate labor demonstrations and strikes which brought us such victories as the eight-hour work day, weekends and safety protections. Original May Day celebrations commemorated the Haymarket Affair in the late 1800s, which led to several union organizers being executed. In the United States, the history of May […]

Join us: SPLC Union Tele-Town Hall

The SPLC Union is hosting a Tele-Town Hall for the bargaining unit on Thursday, April 16 at 7:30 PM CST / 8:30 PM EST. We’ll talk about our rights during the current pandemic and provide important updates from your Interim Union Stewards.  Topics of discussion will include the recently negotiated Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), “contested” employees, and […]

It’s Time to Elect a Bargaining Committee

To SPLC Union Members: It’s time to elect a Bargaining Committee!  What’s the Bargaining Committee?The Bargaining Committee will play a crucial role in negotiating our contract with SPLC. The Bargaining Committee is responsible for reviewing the bargaining unit survey results and will determine the Committee’s priorities based on the results. They will perform research, formulate contract proposals, and work […]

SPLC Union Bargaining Unit Survey

To SPLC Union Members: In the next two weeks, a process will be shared for the election of a bargaining committee. As a next step, please fill out this survey to provide the SPLC Union Bargaining Committee with information regarding what matters most to the bargaining unit. Survey results are due by Wednesday, January 15, 2020. UPDATE: This deadline has been […]

Union Victory

The NLRB has completed the ballot count!   The SPLC Union Organizing Committee is pleased to announce that a majority of staff voted IN FAVOR of representation by the Washington-Baltimore News Guild. As of today, staff who are eligible to be in the bargaining unit are no longer at-will employees. You are now just-cause employees.  From […]

We Are the SPLC Union, and We Are Asking for Your Vote

Dear Colleague, On Monday, December 16, the National Labor Relations Board will count our ballots. We ask that you vote YES to representation by the Washington-Baltimore News Guild.  Together, we have worked side-by-side to fight hate, teach tolerance and seek justice. Working to root out hatred and injustice has required us to face head-on, the inequities […]

Casting Your Ballot

The Union Election is here! Check Your Mailbox For Your Ballot The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) will mail election ballots to eligible voters’ home addresses on Monday, November 25. If you do not receive a ballot by Monday, December 2, please contact the NLRB Regional Office immediately at 410-962-2822 or the national toll-free line at […]

SPLC Union Posters

Our union election is coming up soon. If you’d like to show your support for our unionizing effort, feel free to print* off one or more of these fliers and post them in your office or DWA. *Do not print these using SPLC resources.