July 21, 2020 – Staffers at the ACLU of Kansas won union recognition on July 20 after management of the organization dropped its anti-union campaign and agreed to allow a neutral party to verify support for the union. The procedure, known as “card check,” showed unanimous support for the ACLU of Kansas United.
Wilma Liebman, who served as the Chair of the National Labor Relations Board under President Obama, acted as the neutral party. The ACLU of Kansas United will become part of the United Media Guild local.
Union members announced their plans to form a union and June 23 and were stunned when management of the pro-civil liberties organization engaged an anti-union law firm to thwart their efforts. Management relented after union supporters mounted a pressure campaign urging the organization to live up the values it espoused.
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