Tag: Organizing

Boston College Graduate Workers Win Their Union, Join UAW

Vote is the latest in a string of academic organizing victories as movement for grad worker unionization grows Boston, MA – Graduate workers at Boston College have voted 270  in favor to 224 to join the United Auto Workers (UAW), according to ballots tallied Wednesday night by the National Labor Relations Board. Their victory caps a three-year effort to win recognition and required them to overcome a hostile employer, who sent out last-minute emails via campus Deans urging a no vote. With this vote, more than 10,000 academic workers have opted to become part of the UAW in the Northeast ... Read more

NLRB Issues Complaint Against Tesla

Complaint supports workers’ charges that Tesla’s conduct and confidentiality agreement violate their rights Oakland, CA  – The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) handed down a complaint today (attached) that supports allegations made by Tesla workers in an April unfair labor practice charge that the company violated their rights. The NLRB found merit to allegations by workers that the company had violated their rights by requiring them to sign an overly-broad confidentiality agreement that could bar them from talking about their working conditions and safety issues at the facility. The company was also charged with numerous acts of intimidating and harassing workers and otherwise violating workers’ rights under federal ... Read more

UAW President: My union suffered some setbacks, here’s what we’re doing about them

The UAW has a proud history in the south with more than 55,000 active members and 60,000 retirees. Last year alone more than 1,323 workers in the south voted to join the UAW, including Volkswagen workers in Tennessee who came back after a defeat in 2014 and voted to join us. The reason for their support is clear: the UAW delivers for our members. Read more on www.freep.com >>>

Nissan Union Vote Set for Aug. 3-4 in Mississippi

UAW Calls on Company to Cease Threats, Intimidation of Workers (Pictured: employees at Nissan’s Canton plant participate in the March on Mississippi earlier this year) CANTON, Miss. — Acting on behalf of Nissan employees, the UAW today reached an agreement with Nissan to hold a two-day union representation election, supervised by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), on Thursday, Aug. 3, and Friday, Aug. 4, in Canton, Miss. In an election petition filed with the NLRB, Nissan employees originally sought to schedule the election earlier that same week but instead agreed to the Aug. 3-4 dates offered by the company. In announcing the ... Read more

Nissan Employees Move Forward with Union Organizing Drive

Employees Demand Carmaker Respect Workers’ Rights to Vote for a Union without Fear of Retaliation Canton, Miss. — Citing a pattern of labor abuses by Nissan against its predominantly African-American workforce in Mississippi, employees today announced plans to vote on a union at the company’s Canton assembly plant. Nissan employees, with legal and technical assistance from the UAW, filed paperwork with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) seeking a representation election for blue-collar employees at Nissan’s Canton plant — one of only three Nissan facilities in the world, including two in Tennessee, where workers are not represented by a union. ... Read more

Fuyao workers and public officials to hold town hall April 30 for fair union election and workplace safety

(MORAINE, Ohio) – Workers at the Fuyao Glass plant in Moraine, Ohio, will join with elected officials for a town hall meeting Sunday, April 30, to urge Fuyao Glass to support employees’ rights to a fair union election and a safe workplace. The public meeting will be held April 30 at UAW Local 696, 1543 Alwildy Ave. in Dayton from 2 to 3:30 p.m. and comes just days after the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health listed Fuyao as among the “Dirty Dozen” most dangerous employers in the United States in a report issued earlier today. “Workers should never ... Read more

Harvard Student Workers Win New Union Election

After weeks of hearings and deliberations, the NLRB in a report filed Wednesday affirmed that the Harvard Graduate Students Union-UAW’s concerns over Harvard’s list of eligible voters was valid and could lead to another election. In the report and recommendations of the NLRB hearing officer the NLRB wrote: “I find that the Employer has not substantially complied with the voter list requirements set forth in Section 102.62(d) of the Board’s Rules and Regulations. Accordingly, I recommend that [HGSU-UAW’s] objection be sustained and that, if a revised tally of ballots does not result in the Petitioner receiving a majority of the ... Read more

Tesla Worker Jose Moran wants successful, profitable company with better conditions

Yesterday, in a Medium post, 4.5 year Tesla worker Jose Moran made the case that the company could do a better job at curbing preventable injury and listening to its workforce. He also said that he and other coworkers at the Tesla plant had reached out to the UAW for support in their efforts. In response, Tesla CEO Elon Musk fired back that he thought Moran’s public comments were “morally outrageous.” Undeterred by the shocking reaction of his employer, Jose Moran put out a new video on Facebook today, highlighting that he wants to see a successful and profitable Tesla, ... Read more