Idaho Democratic Party Staff Votes to Unionize

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Idaho Democratic Party staff has voted to unionize, making them the first state party in the nation to do so, according to an IDP press release issued today. The party’s four employees have authorized the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 291 (IBEW) as their collective bargaining representative. The vote was unanimous.

“Although it creates some challenges, I am pleased our staff has decided to unionize,” said Idaho Democratic Party Chairman Bert Marley. “We believe that every Idahoan deserves a real chance to achieve the American Dream and this means allowing workers to organize, to bargain collectively, and to earn livable wages. Our staff is setting an example of what it means to ‘walk the talk’ for other state parties and progressive organizations around the country.”

“I want to congratulate the staff at the Idaho Democratic Party for becoming the first state party in the United States to unionize. We’re excited to represent them in this process,” said IBEW 291 Business Manager Mark Zaleski. “This is a huge milestone for the IBEW and the IDP.”

Idaho Democratic Party staff along with Local 291, looks forward to working with the Chairman and Officers of the IDP to come up with a contract that addresses their concerns and meets both management and staff’s needs.

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