For two years, workers at the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California (ACLU NorCal) carefully and deliberately came together to secure a voice at work through union representation. The last few months of their organizing campaign coincided with the beginning of pandemic shelter-in-place conditions but with such a strong base already established the pandemic shelter-in-place conditions did not slow down or deter their efforts in the slightest.

In 2020, 77 workers at ACLU NorCal voted overwhelmingly to join ESC Local 20 with 75% turnout and 98% voting Union Yes! These ACLU NorCal members include attorneys, organizers, researchers, communications specialists, fundraisers, and administrative professionals.

Professionals represented by this contract are part of the Union’s Government, Administrative, Technical Unit.