Tag: collective bargaining

Labor Voices – Opinion: Collective bargaining creates equality

Collective bargaining is the process in which a group of workers comes together and negotiates the terms of their contracts with one voice. Making their demands, together. Making a promise that whatever is offered to one will be rejected unless it is offered to all. Read more on www.detroitnews.com >>>

Congrats, Columbia University Graduate Workers!

“We are happy to announce that Columbia University has offered a historic pathway forward that “is intended to promote good-faith bargaining toward initial contracts” with Graduate Workers of Columbia-UAW and Columbia Postdoctoral Workers-UAW.   The proposed framework agreement that, if approved by the workers, would lead to bargaining for initial contracts starting in the winter. “We commend Columbia and believe we can negotiate a fair contract that improves the lives of workers while respecting Columbia’s right to manage its overall academic mission and enhance its reputation as a world leader in teaching and research.” -Beverley Brakeman, Director of UAW Region 9A

Statement from the UAW on status of Daimler Truck Negotiations

“Some progress was made in the Daimler Truck negotiations, but fell way short of reaching a tentative agreement to present to our members. The parties agreed to extend the Collective Bargaining Agreement on a day by day basis and schedule additional Bargaining Sessions”. Terry Dittes UAW Vice President and Director of the Heavy Truck Department said “We will continue to negotiate with the employer and use whatever means necessary until we achieve terms of a contract that we can be proud of to bring to our membership to ratify”.

Huge Boost to Graduate Worker Movement as NLRB Certifies Columbia Union

For Immediate Release:  Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 Board rejects Columbia objections to December 2016 union vote and certifies GWC-UAW; workers call on administration to fulfill legal obligation to bargain with largest-ever graduate workers union at a private university WASHINGTON, DC—The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has upheld an overwhelming December 2016 vote in favor of unionization and certified Graduate Workers of Columbia-UAW (GWC-UAW) as the union for 3,000 research and teaching assistants who work at the Ivy League school.  GWC-UAW leaders immediately requested that the administration fulfil its legal obligation to start good-faith negotiations for a contract, which would cover ... Read more

Five Scary Things That Can Happen If You Don’t Have a Union

It’s October and Halloween is just around the corner. Scary movie marathons are running nonstop, its getting dark earlier, and we even had a recent Friday the 13th! Something scary is in the air. While millions of Americans celebrate all things spooky this month, millions more face something very frightening: going to work every day without the protection of a union. Today, let’s take a look at five scary things you face when your workplace is non union. IF YOUR WORKPLACE IS NON-UNION… You are an “employee at will.” Your boss can discipline or fire you at any time for ... Read more

EPI: How today’s unions help working people

Today is #EndPoverty day. One of the best ways to eliminate poverty is making sure all workers are unionized. The facts show that unions consistently bring down poverty rates. Decreased poverty raises wages for all, including minorities and women who are most affected by low wages. This study from the Economic Policy Institute has more >>>  

Five Scary Things That Can Happen If You Don’t Have a Union

It’s October and Halloween is just around the corner. Scary movie marathons are running nonstop, its getting dark earlier, and we even had a recent Friday the 13th! Something scary is in the air. While millions of Americans celebrate all things spooky this month, millions more face something very frightening: going to work every day without the protection of a union. Today, let’s take a look at five scary things you face when your workplace is non union. IF YOUR WORKPLACE IS NON-UNION… You are an “employee at will.” Your boss can discipline or fire you at any time for ... Read more

Vintage UAW Labor Day Sign Has Meaning Today

This UAW Labor Day sign from years ago shows the power of unions has always benefitted the lives of workers. The details may have changed since then but the message is the same: Belonging to a union means a better life for workers.

Statement from UAW Local 291 regarding contract agreement and ratification with AxleTech International

The UAW and its Local 291 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, reached an agreement with AxleTech International. The parties failed to reach an agreement by the Jan. 29 contract expiration and UAW members have been on strike. Local 291 members ratified the contract by an 88 percent vote ending their weeklong strike. “We’d like to thank the many UAW members, members of the labor family, community friends and UAW retirees and family members for their support of AxleTech workers during the strike,” said Ron McInroy, director of UAW Region 4. “Support for UAW Local 291 members from the community helped achieve a ... Read more

Witness to the 1936-37 Flint Sit Down Strike – Geraldine Blankinship

Today is White Shirt Day, where we remember the Flint Sit-Down Strikers that paved the way for working people across the nation.