Tag: Brandon Mancilla

Despite Stalling Tactics of University, WPI Graduate Workers Win First Contract

This week, 600 graduate student researchers and instructors (the WPI Graduate Workers’ Union) ratified their first contract at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) with a 97.5% yes vote. Workers at the university achieved a very strong first contract that includes: 20% raises in the first year with salary increases that bring workers’ salary up from $32,000 to a minimum floor of $39,000. Many workers will make over $40,000 for the first time at WPI through the life of this agreement. Raise in the hourly minimum rates by $3-5/hour for hourly administrative workers, instructors, and researchers. Annual raises to the minimum rate ... Read more

UAW President Shawn Fain to Rally with Teamsters General President Sean O’Brien and Hundreds of UPS Teamsters

NEW HYDE PARK, NY — UAW President Shawn Fain and Region 9A Director Brandon Mancilla will join Teamsters General President Sean O’Brien, Teamsters Local 804 President Vinnie Perrone, and hundreds of UPS workers at the Teamsters Contract Unity Rally in New York this Saturday, July 15th. The rally comes as the Teamsters near their July 31st strike deadline at UPS, covering 340,000 Teamster drivers and warehouse workers, and amidst the opening of contract negotiations at the Big Three automakers, covering 150,000 autoworkers.   WHAT: UPS Teamsters Contract Unity Rally WHEN: Saturday, July 15, 9am WHERE: Teamsters Local 282, 2500 Marcus Avenue, ... Read more

Goddard Staff Marks One Week on Strike, Calls on College President Dan Hocoy to Negotiate

PLAINFIELD, Vermont – The staff of Goddard College have now been on strike for one week, as Goddard College President Dan Hocoy refuses to meet with them to provide a living wage. Instead, the College is planning to cut off workers’ health insurance effective at midnight tonight. The striking staff is calling for a $20 minimum wage for workers who run the College’s housekeeping, facilities, financial aid, admissions, and other operations. Goddard College’s commitment to a fair wage is vital to the local economy of Plainfield, Vermont. Trevor Utton, an IT department staffer on strike, said “We want to see ... Read more