Last night, IBEW Local 2321 made national news when the Pete Buttigieg presidential campaign announced that they have recognized Local 2321 as the exclusive bargaining representative for the Field Organizers of the Pete for America campaign. Local 2321 will have jurisdiction anywhere in the United States where workers in that job title are employed.
The Field Organizers had been working for months to try to unionize, but after phone meetings with Local 2321 officers and IBEW International Organization staff, a union authorization card drive yielded a majority support within just days.
The Pete for America campaign quickly voiced their support for the workers’ right to unionize and agreed to voluntarily recognize Local 2321 as their chosen representative.
We look forward to working with the organizers and the campaign to help these workers earn a fair and equitable collective bargaining agreement.
Congratulations to the hard-working organizers of the Pete for America campaign, and welcome to the IBEW.