Category: Organizing

UAW President Gary Jones Shows Support for Mercy Health Workers

Although Mercy Health officials finally set aside dates to resume negotiations with striking hospital workers, UAW President Gary Jones called on the hospital to arrive to the talks ready to bargain in earnest and craft an agreement that is fair to all parties and patients. In response to the UAW’s requests to continue talks, and growing community support for the workers, Mercy announced that is available to meet May 20, 21 and 22. Union officials said they can meet all three days. “Toledo is a union town. It values fairness,’’ Jones told a news conference. “It understands that it’s wrong ... Read more

Flint Lear employees vote to join UAW

Nearly 600 employees of the new Lear manufacturing facility in Flint agreed join the UAW on Thursday. “We are thrilled to bring Lear’s exceptional workers into the UAW family, and are excited about the prospect of new jobs available in Flint,” said Gary Jones, president of the UAW. “The UAW represents over 400,000 members and has welcomed over 10,000 new members since August. We welcome these workers and the opportunity to be a part of Flint’s rebirth. We look forward to getting down to business, bargaining great contracts, and helping our new members make a positive impact on the community.” ... Read more

MGM Guest Service Representatives Vote to Join UAW

NLRB Certifies Election and Right to Proceed and Bargain LAS VEGAS – The NLRB certified Friday that 57 MGM Guest Service Representatives who work in the slot department of the casino have successfully voted to join the UAW. MGM employees join recent UAW successful elections for casino dealers at Caesar’s, The Wynn, Harrah’s, Paris and Bally’s. “Anytime workers overcome obstacles, so they can sit at the bargaining table, is a victory for all Las Vegas workers. It lifts all boats. And we are excited that MGM Guest Service Representatives have joined the UAW family.” Guest Service Representatives at MGM voted ... Read more

Caesars Palace Gaming Dealers Vote to Join the UAW

Caesars Palace Gaming Dealers Vote to Join the UAW Fifth Las Vegas Casino in Two Weeks to Vote Yes   Almost 550 gaming dealers at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas voted to join the UAW Saturday. “We are thrilled to have Caesars Palace gaming dealers vote to be allowed to join what are now over 10,000 casino workers in the UAW,” said Gary Jones, president of the UAW. “In just this past week the UAW has welcomed over 2,000 new Las Vegas casino workers.” Last week almost 1500 gaming dealers from Bally’s, Harrah’s, Paris and the Wynn voted to become ... Read more

Las Vegas Gaming Dealers Vote to Join the UAW

STATEMENT OF UAW PRESIDENT GARY JONES ON THE VOTE AT BALLY’S. HARRAH’S, PARIS & THE WYNN DEALERS JOINING THE UAW “We welcome our new UAW sisters and brothers to the UAW family. Gaming dealers at Bally’s, Harrah’s, Paris and the Wynn will now join the over 8,000 UAW members in Casino’s across the country. We expect another successful vote from Caesars’ workers next week. With these votes, the UAW is proud to have organized almost 9,000 new members since June of 2018.”    UAW REGION 5 DIRECTOR VANCE PEARSON’S ON BALLY’S, HARRAH’S, PARIS AND THE WYNN DEALERS VOTING TO JOIN ... Read more

UAW bargaining team and Navistar have reached a proposed tentative agreement

(Note: the actual approval date was December 10) The UAW bargaining team and Navistar have reached a proposed tentative agreement. Details will be released in meetings with membership in the coming days as part of the ratification process. Out of respect for our members the UAW will not release details until UAW Navistar members have had a chance to be fully informed and review the details in the proposed tentative agreement.

A Majority of Boston College Graduate Workers and Over 3,000 Community Supporters Call on University President Father Leahy and The Board of Trustees to Stop Punishing Workers and Bargain Now

Boston – Led by State Senator Jamie Eldridge, a coalition of community, faith and labor leaders will deliver a petition signed by a majority of Boston College Graduate Student Employees, as well as more than 3,000 community, religious and political allies, to BC’s President Father Leahy Friday morning. The petition calls on Father Leahy and the Boston College Trustees to drop all discipline against graduate workers for union activity on campus and respect the majority vote for a union by bargaining with the union. Graduate student workers voted in favor of their union – the Boston College Graduate Employee Union ... Read more

UAW New School Academic Workers Reach Historic Agreement

New York City– Tuesday evening, a tentative agreement was reached between Student Employees of the New School (SENS) UAW and The New School on behalf of 700 Academic Student Workers. After fifteen months of bargaining, SENS UAW agreed to unanimously recommend this agreement to their membership in the following statement.  (https://www.facebook.com/SENSUAW/) Highlights of the tentative agreement include higher minimum wage levels across all positions with annual increases thereafter, a full waiver of the University Services fee, a commitment to seriously look at childcare needs for all employees, a signing bonus of $300, and – for the first time – significant ... Read more

UAW to Welcome 4,740 Academic Researchers in California

The UAW welcomed 4,740 employee Academic Researchers into the union earlier this week when project scientists, researchers, specialists and coordinators of public programs at the University of California voted to join the union. The California Public Relations Board verified that a majority of the Academic Researchers have chosen the UAW as their union. Pending any objections, the Board will certify the results after 15 days. “We welcome our new UAW members. The work our new UAW members do include groundbreaking research that makes the University of California one of the most respected public research universities in the world,” said Gary ... Read more

2,000 Columbia University Postdocs Vote to Unionize with UAW

Historic Vote Marks First Union of Postdocs at a Private University Adds to Huge Wave of Academic Workers Choosing UAW   Columbia University postdoctoral researchers announced Thursday that they’ve voted overwhelmingly to choose Columbia Postdoctoral Workers-UAW (CPW-UAW) as their union. In a National Labor Relations Board election held Oct. 2 and 3, the vote to unionize with the UAW passed by a significant margin of 68%. The 2,000 postdocs and associate research scientists now look to begin bargaining for what would be the first union contract covering postdocs at a private university. Postdocs and associate research scientists are researchers who have earned a ... Read more