Workers at the progressive website, Truthout.org, joined TNG-CWA in the Guild's first organizing campaign conducted through majority sign up. The 19 workers, scattered across the country, were assisted by Local 36047 in St. Louis.
The organizing campaign was also probably the first to be decided by workers over the Internet. Since all employees as well as the board of directors work at locations from coast to coast, the parties agreed to conduct majority sign up online. Seventeen of the nineteen eligible workers signed cards.
The workers are located in California, Oregon, Illinois, Florida, Washington, D.C. and New York, and most have never met one another. Local 36047 administrative officer Shannon Duffy credits the organizing committee who organized and communicated by telephone, e-mail, and regular mail.
From the Communications Workers of America (CWA) e-mail newsletter. TNG is The Newspaper Guild.