NEW YORK - The National Audubon Society (“Audubon”) today publicly urged the Communication Workers of America (CWA) to submit a petition by mid-July for a union election administered by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
Dr. Elizabeth Gray, Audubon’s Acting CEO said,
“Audubon made clear on May 14th that it eagerly supports a fair, open, democratic election process administered by the NLRB that will allow all union-eligible employees to anonymously make this choice for themselves. We urge the union organizers to submit the petition to NLRB and start the election process as soon as possible without delay.
“Every person who has a stake should have a vote.
“The NLRB conducts approximately 1200 union elections a year—it is the gold standard for union elections and we have committed to honoring the results of a fair election held by the NLRB.
“During the organizing effort and election process, Audubon and its management have publicly committed to remain neutral and pledged that it will not engage in any anti-union activities and that it will not influence employees’ decision-making in any way. All managers have been clearly instructed not to interfere with employees’ unionization efforts.
“Audubon is devoted to providing a workplace in which all our employees feel respected, valued, and empowered, and we will continuously work to live up to that goal. We respect the rights of workers to organize and believe every employee who will be directly impacted should have a voice in the decision as to whether they wish to form a union."
The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. Audubon works throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. State programs, nature centers, chapters, and partners give Audubon an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire, and unite diverse communities in conservation action. A nonprofit conservation organization since 1905, Audubon believes in a world in which people and wildlife thrive. Learn more at www.audubon.org and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @audubonsociety.