Sunrise movement staff vote to unionize

Sunrise Movement organizer Sarah Duckett leads a chant with about 100 other activists as they assemble in front of Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker’s office at the Massachusetts State House in Boston on Dec. 6, 2019. Students and activists stormed the State House Friday morning to demand action to reduce carbon emissions.  | Photo by Erin Clark for The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Activists working for the influential youth-led environmental group, Sunrise Movement, have voted to form a union, they announced today. Some 96 percent of Sunrise workers voted for the union.

The group, which has pushed for a Green New Deal, will form a union with Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1180 in New York, CWA represents other big-name advocacy groups such as Amnesty International.

“When we talk about creating millions of good jobs through a Green New Deal, we mean jobs where people get paid well, with the protections they deserve and that the labor movement fought for,” Sunrise Movement Executive Director…

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