Tag: Bargaining

UAW Bargaining Committee at Jones Lang LaSalle Reaches Tentative Agreement

  Dear Brothers and Sisters: Your bargaining committee appreciates the support and solidarity that we received as we worked toward a tentative agreement with Jones Lang LaSalle. The result of that hard work is in the document before you. We worked to achieve key gains through the collective bargaining process in many areas that you identified as priorities, including wages, bonuses, holidays, vacation time and in other areas. Collective bargaining is never easy. But we always expect that the members’ interests will be protected and built upon — and we believe that once you examine this document that you will ... Read more

Columbia Postdocs and Associate Researchers Ratify Contract

Postdoctoral workers at Columbia University approved their tentative agreement today, with 99% of workers voting yes. Their new contract will increase minimum salaries, provide paid parental leave and provide strong protections against discrimination and harassment. Congratulations to our brothers and sisters at Columbia!

Statement by UAW Vice President Terry Dittes Director of the UAW GM Department on GM Profit Sharing

“UAW General Motors workers throughout the strike last Fall said to the American public that they build quality vehicles that make excellent profits. Much was made about the cost of the strike, but consider the fact that even with a 40-day strike, General Motors North American made a significant profit.” “Through profit sharing on average UAW GM members will make $8,000 in profit sharing all through the collective bargaining process.”

Update – Aramark – Strike Day 24

Dear Union Brothers and Sisters: Our Members at Aramark, which are from UAW Regions 1, 1D and 2B, are on strike for the 24th consecutive day. We continue to meet with the Company and are still not in agreement on key issues such as wages and healthcare. We thank you for your sacrifices and loyalty during this difficult time.  We will continue to work hard on your behalf to reach a Tentative Agreement that is good for you and your families! In solidarity, Terry Dittes Vice President and Director UAW General Motors Department

UAW’s response to Mercy Hospital

Thank you for providing the May 20, 21, and 22 dates to resume bargaining. All three Bargaining Committees will be available for each of those dates. The fact that the Hospital is now willing to set meeting dates with the UAW is encouraging. In your email, you request the UAW to come prepared with proposals to present. The UAW asks the Hospital to do the same. On April 18th, the Union Membership overwhelmingly rejected your last best and final offer. The UAW immediately notified the Hospital of the key issues, and the response was; “…that its last, best, and final ... Read more

UAW Honeywell Retirees at Greenville, Ohio, Plant Win Right to Keep Health Care Benefits

GREENVILLE, Ohio — UAW members who retired from Honeywell International Inc. before June 1, 2012 and their eligible spouses are entitled to the lifetime health care benefits the company agreed to in collective bargaining in 2003 and subsequent contracts, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday. That means that instead of those benefits being terminated, as the company had planned to do at the end of February, the court issued a permanent injunction against the company doing so. “Plaintiffs have proven, by a preponderance of the evidence, that Honeywell agreed to provide lifetime healthcare benefits to its retirees at the Greenville, ... Read more

Local 9 and Local 1508 Bargaining Committees at Honeywell Issue Statement

“Over the past two days UAW Local 9 and UAW Local 1508 bargainers met in good faith with Honeywell to bargain a fair and equitable contract. UAW members once again asked Honeywell to end its lockout and put our members back to work. The UAW came to the table and submitted numerous proposals that are responsive to our members’ concerns and we did make progress on a few issues. There are many difficult and substantive issues that remain and Honeywell came to the table with no new proposals or ideas to solve the main issues dividing the parties. The good ... Read more

AFL-CIO Executive Council Statement on Volkswagen

Below is a statement from the AFL-CIO Executive Council on Volkswagen’s continuing refusal to bargain with UAW Local 42: The diesel emissions scandal at Volkswagen has called into question the principles the company has touted: environmental protection, sustainability and social responsibility. The damage done by the deception perpetrated on its customers will take a long time to heal. Volkswagen workers also are feeling deceived, not so much by the emissions cheating, but by the company’s behavior at its Chattanooga, Tennessee, plant. After the tainted February 2014 representation election, where anti-union politicians and big money interests interfered with the vote, the ... Read more

Where the Right to Bargain Comes From

It’s easy to forget that that the policy of the United States is to encourage “the practice and procedure of collective bargaining.”  (National Labor Relations Act, Foreword) The reason why is simple:  the federal government regulates free commerce, and it believes that collective bargaining is a useful tool to reduce obstacles to commerce.  Thomas Perez, current U.S. Secretary of Labor calls collective bargaining, “a cornerstone of a free society and indispensable to a strong middle class.” The right to collectively bargain for most workers in the private sector rests on a handful of words contained in the National Labor Relations ... Read more

UAW and GM Extend Contract Deadline

In a message from UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada and the 2015 UAW-GM National Negotiating Team, the UAW confirmed that they had extended this year’s contract deadline with General Motors. The full statement as it appeared on the UAW’s Facebook page: A Message from UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada and your 2015 GM National Bargaining Committee As you are aware, the four-year contract we have with General Motors expires at midnight Monday, September 14, 2015. This is to advise that the International Union, UAW and General Motors Company have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to extend the 2011 National Agreement, ... Read more