FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 24, 2020
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Chicago, IL—Employees and management of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) have finalized their first collective bargaining agreement. Among other important victories, the three-year contract provides for fully-paid medical, vision, and dental insurance for employees, their dependents, and qualifying partners.
“I am excited to celebrate this contract that establishes NAPAWF as a fully unionized workplace and am heartened by this major achievement that reflects the values of NAPAWF as a reproductive justice organization,” said Becca Asaki, NYC Organizer and CWG Bargaining Team Member. “I am proud to carry on the legacy of workers who began the process of establishing union almost two years ago and to celebrate with our members who supported us to win this landmark agreement.”
“In the spirit of living out our values, NAPAWF is proud to announce that the Board of Directors of NAPAWF has voted unanimously to approve the Collective Bargaining Agreement that has been negotiated between NAPAWF and the Campaign Workers Guild that represents NAPAWF staff,” said Executive Director Sung Yeon Choimorrow. “We are proud of the work we have done together to build a more transparent, collaborative workplace.”
“I’m thrilled the contract is ratified and that our unit has officially joined the Campaign Workers Guild,” said Ferdinand Macatangay, Digital Engagement Strategist for NAPAWF and CWG Bargaining Team Member. “As someone who joined the bargaining team midway through the process, I am deeply appreciative of everyone along the way who helped us reach the finish line. I am proud of what our achievement means for our unit and the example we set for our industry.”
“We have reached an agreement that both workers and management can be proud of. I am excited to officially welcome NAPAWF workers to the Campaign Workers Guild,” said Payton McGarry, CWG Bargaining Representative.
The Campaign Workers Guild is an independent national union representing non-management workers on electoral and issue-based campaigns and other political workplaces.
The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) is the only multi-issue, progressive, community organizing and policy advocacy organization for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women and girls in the U.S. NAPAWF’s mission is to build collective power so that all AAPI women and girls can have full agency over our lives, our families, and our communities.