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Graduate Workers, Four Major Unions Launch Unprecedented National Campaign to Bring Private Universities to the Bargaining Table

AFT, SEIU, UAW and UNITE HERE join together to demand that university administrators respect majority votes for unionization instead of appealing to Trump’s Labor Board New York City – Graduate workers together with national leaders from four major unions and their allies delivered letters today to the presidents of Yale, Columbia, Boston College, the University of Chicago, and Loyola of Chicago in joint demands that the administrators honor recent democratic majority votes in favor of unionization. In each case, university administrators have refused to bargain and instead attempted to put the issue in the hands of Donald Trump’s National Labor ... Read more

UAW Signs on to Open Letter from Civil Rights Activists to President-elect Trump

November 18, 2016 Dear Mr. President-elect: On Nov. 8, you were elected president of the United States. As many have reiterated, regardless of which candidate any of us supported, you now have an obligation to represent ALL Americans. In your victory speech, you urged Americans to come together as one united people to take on the challenges before us. Throughout American history, we have found opportunities to overcome our differences and work together for the common good; it is one of the defining characteristics of our nation’s greatness. In the months leading up to your election, your campaign rhetoric found ... Read more

UAW President Issues Statement about Michigan Legislative Attack on Detroit Teachers

“Once again in the wee hours of the morning Michigan’s Republican legislators attacked teachers rather than address the real issues facing our schools. We are outraged that public officials are putting our children at risk. Teachers who spend the most time developing our children should be treated with dignity and respect. “In essence right-wing legislators are treating Detroit students as test subjects for a laundry list of unproven right-wing causes. If we have learned anything from Flint, it would be that when you treat people as numbers on a spreadsheet bad things happen to those citizens and that right-wing rhetoric ... Read more