Last week, members of CWA-ZeniMax Workers United (CWA-ZWU) made history yet again, securing an agreement with parent company Microsoft to recognize Juneteenth and allow workers to take the day off. This was a win not just for CWA-ZWU workers but for all ZeniMax workers globally, showing yet again that the union tide lifts all boats.

To celebrate Juneteenth, CWA President Claude Cummings Jr., CWA Secretary-Treasurer Ameenah Salaam, CWA Telecommunications and Technologies Vice President Lisa Bolton, CWA Chief of Staff Sylvia J. Ramos, and members, retirees, and leaders from CWA Locals 2100 and 2108 attended a rally hosted by CWA-ZWU in Rockville, Md. The Austin, Texas, worksite (CWA-ZWU Local 6215) also held a celebration in recognition of this victory and to honor the legacy of Juneteenth.

In addition to securing Juneteenth as a holiday for the global ZeniMax workforce, workers have also secured the reinstatement of Christmas Eve (December 24) as a paid holiday for members of the union.

“Recognizing Juneteenth as a holiday was a priority for our union members, and we are proud that our efforts resulted in this positive change for all ZeniMax employees. That’s what having a union is all about: taking collective action to improve our workplace. We are continuing to negotiate with the company on other issues and look forward to finalizing our first union contract soon,” said Veronica Martinez, Contract QA Tester and member of CWA-ZeniMax Workers United.

ZeniMax Workers Celebrate Juneteenth 
CWA President Claude Cummings Jr., CWA Secretary-Treasurer Ameenah Salaam, CWA Telecommunications and Technologies Vice President Lisa Bolton, CWA Chief of Staff Sylvia J. Ramos, and members, retirees, and leaders from CWA Locals 2100 and 2108 attended a rally hosted by CWA-ZWU in Rockville, Md., to celebrate winning recognition of the Juneteenth holiday.