We Won!!!

Scenes from our press conference on Friday, October 12. Left: Interview with the press. Right: Our people at the press conference. Bottom of Page: Organizers enjoy their victory!

In elections held October 11 and 12, New Orleans City employees in 13 departments voted for a voice on the job. Below is an unofficial list of results by department.

Departments won by the union represent 1,558 workers. Departments lost by the union represent 220 workers. We successfully won 87.6% of the eligible 1,778 workers who could vote and lost departments where 13.4% work.

Click here to read the Times Picayune article on the election.
Click here to read the Baton Rouge Advocate article.

Be sure to fill out the Bargaining Survey if you are in one of these departments. We need to know what's important to you when we start collective bargaining.

Note that the results below are unofficial. Certified results may not be available until Monday.

  Department
Results
  Chief Administrative Office
6 - 3
  Safety and Permits
25 - 9
  Sanitation
42 - 0
  Health
49 - 19
  Human Services
15 - 6
  Property Management, Municipal Yacht Harbor
42 - 3
  Public Works
101 - 17
  Utilities, Historic District Landmarks Commission (HDLC), Vieux Carre Commission (VCC), City Planning Commission (CPC)
14 - 3
  Recreation
20 - 0
  Parkways
69 - 0
  Library
31 - 17
  Mosquito Control
10 - 5
  French Market Corporation
12 - 4
  Department of Housing and Neighborhood Development
18 - 24
  Finance
30 - 55


Our organizers from the New Orleans Public Workers Council, AFL-CIO, and Local 100.