Columbia University Postdocs form union with UAW, petition NLRB for election; first private university postdoc effort expands growing academic union movement

NEW YORK CITY — A majority of the 2,000 postdoctoral researchers at Columbia University have formed a union and today filed a petition initiating the certification process with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). “After hundreds of conversations, meetings and town halls across the university over the last year, we are excited to take this

Big Labor Wins on Key Day of Primaries

DETROIT — Working families and working Americans sent a clear message in key primary races Tuesday that 2018 is about the pocketbook, not ideological battles. Voters in Missouri rejected so-called “Right-to-work” for less; elected key labor candidates in primaries in Michigan, Missouri and Washington, and took an open GOP seat in Ohio to a neck

UAW mother and daughters reach education goals together

UAW member Rita Tyson’s values are not only about work but about family, too. Thanks to Tyson’s nearly 30 years at Ford Motor Co. ISA, Local 900, and the solid foundation of hard work that goes with UAW values, Tyson and her two daughters have mastered higher education together, attending college at the same time.

Union Plus: UAW Family Members Awarded 2018 Union Plus Scholarships

UAW Family Members Awarded 2018 Union Plus Scholarships  Winners Honored for Achievement and Union Values   Washington, D.C. – Union Plus recently awarded $150,000 in scholarships to 115 students representing 32 unions, including three winners representing the United Automobile Workers (UAW). This year’s group of scholarship recipients includes university, college, and trade or technical school students

Labor School at Wayne State University

You learn a lot about unions by being a member. But did you know you can take a deep dive into learning by attending university classes about unionism? Wayne State University’s Labor School in Detroit offers certificates and advanced degrees in labor studies, and employment and labor relations—for union members and anyone who wants to

UAW members ratify contract agreements at six Daimler Trucks North America facilities Includes wage increases, lump sums and ratification bonus

UAW members at six UAW Daimler Trucks North America facilities have ratified six-year contract agreements with Daimler Trucks North America. The agreements cover UAW members at Daimler Trucks North America facilities at Thomas Built Buses, Local 5287, in High Point, North Carolina, Cleveland TMP, Local 3520, in Cleveland, North Carolina, Gastonia/Parts, Local 5286, in Gastonia,

Labor Voices: Supreme Court nominees impact unions

At the UAW, we often quote Walter Reuther’s famous statement that there is a direct relationship between the ballot box and the bread box. That connection has rarely been more evident than what we’re seeing with the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court. His confirmation could cement a right-leaning majority on

Statements on the death of Sergio Marchionne

STATEMENT FROM UAW PRESIDENT GARY JONES ON THE PASSING OF SERGIO MARCHIONNE “During the industry’s dark days of the recession, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and RAM were at a perilous point. Working with the UAW members, the FCA rebirth was borne when many doubted it would come. As in all labor-management relationships, there were clashes and

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