Strong majority of Worcester Polytechnic Institutes’ Graduate Student Workers vote to unionize, adding momentum to the movement of academic organizing across the country. WORCESTER, MA – According to votes counted last night by the National Labor Relations Board, a majority of Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s more than 550 Graduate Workers have voted to form their union, WPI-GWU UAW. The vote was 364 to 15. This comes on the heels of a successful vote at Washington State University where 1,500 academic workers chose to form a union, and brings the weekly total of higher education workers joining the UAW to over 2,000. ... Read more
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!
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
UAW members at Caterpillar voted on Sunday, March 26th, to ratify their tentative Central Agreement. All local agreements have been ratified except UAW Local 974 Peoria. UAW Local 974 has rescheduled their supplemental local agreement vote for April 1, 2017. UAW members should check for the location and time with their local union. The six-year agreements cover over 5,000 members in Illinois and Pennsylvania.
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
DETROIT — UAW Local 163 members at Detroit Diesel overwhelmingly ratified a five-year agreement that significantly raises compensation for all workers and commits the Daimler Trucks North America subsidiary to building two displacements of a medium-duty truck engine in the near future. The agreement, ratified Tuesday, includes a $5,000 signing bonus, a $1 wage increase for all classifications, including In-Progression employees. It also includes pension increases for pension-eligible employees, as well as an increased company matching contribution for non-pension eligible employees. The bargaining committee was also able to reduce the amount of time it takes for an In-Progression employee to ... Read more
More than 2,000 Kohler Co. union employees are heading back to work after voting Wednesday night to accept a new four-year labor contract, bringing an end to a 4 ½-week-old strike at Sheboygan County’s largest employer. The labor deal includes compromises by both sides on health care costs and a two-tier wage system that the union had hoped to eliminate. Read more on sheboyganpress.com >>>
Detroit, Mich. — Today the UAW-GM Council and the International Union, UAW’s International Executive Board (IEB) met to discuss the ratification results for the tentative National Agreement recently negotiated with General Motors LLC. As previously noted, while the majority of the entire UAW-GM membership voted in favor of the tentative agreement – 55.4 percent in favor versus 44.6 percent against – the skilled trades membership voted against ratification. Following receipt of these ratification results, meetings were held with the UAW skilled trades membership at each GM worksite in order to determine the issues for their rejection of the tentative agreement. ... Read more
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