The Bath Marine Draftsmen Association has reached and ratified a collective bargaining agreement earlier today averting a Sunday night strike deadline. Nearly 78 percent of members voted in favor of the contract by a vote of 414 to 117. The 4 1/2-year contract contains a strong economic package while preserving and strengthening the workplace flexibility language that was at issue.
Bath, ME – Members of UAW Local 3999 Bath Marine Draftsmen’s Association (BMDA) agreed over the weekend to extend their contract by one week and continue negotiations. A deadline to strike has been set for Monday, Sept. 25 upon expiration of the contract extension. After weeks of negotiations, members voted against a final offer from the company on Saturday. On Sunday, members voted overwhelmingly to prepare for a strike if negotiations this week are not successful. “While we continue to engage with the company to negotiate a better proposal for our members and their families, we are also making sure ... Read more
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
Momentum grows in New York City as New School RAs and TAs join colleagues at NYU and Columbia by voting overwhelmingly for UAW New York City – Research and teaching assistants at The New School voted by an overwhelming margin – 502 to 2 – in favor of United Auto Workers representation in a recent union election, the National Labor Relations Board’s New York regional office confirmed today. “We are extremely excited by this overwhelming vote in support of our Union,” said Zoe Carey, a PhD student in Sociology who has worked as an RA and TA and has been an ... Read more
Region 9A, Local 2179 The Strand Bookstore in NYC is celebrating its 90th birthday this year. UAW Local 2179 has represented the employees at the famous Greenwich Village bookstore near Union Square since the 1970s. Learn how the UAW has benefited employees at this famous bookstore.
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
Women have had important roles in UAW history and today women leaders in the UAW are continuing that legacy of leadership. Region 9A Director Julie Kushner has spent her life advocating for social justice for workers and women. Her earliest memories are of her mother showing her what women can achieve when they decide to make the world a better place.
Columbia Graduate Workers Call on Administration to Respect Democratic Vote and Join Efforts to Strengthen University NEW YORK – Columbia University research assistants and teaching assistants – whose landmark case restored union rights for graduate workers nationwide – are calling on university administrators to join them at the table and begin their important work to bargain a strong contract that prioritizes a fair, safe and respectful working environment. Today, the National Labor Relations Board’s Brooklyn office upheld graduate workers’ election in December to choose Graduate Workers of Columbia-United Auto Workers (GWC-UAW) as their union. In her ruling, Hearing Officer ... Read more
CHESTNUT HILL, Massachusetts—The Boston College Graduate Employees Union-United Auto Workers (BCGEU-UAW) today will deliver a petition for a union election with the regional office of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in Boston. The filing follows the NLRB’s ruling in August that restored collective bargaining rights to graduate student workers, and is the result of two years of organizing by graduate employees at Boston College. “It’s a thrilling moment for us after so much hard work,” said Sriram Natarajan, a Ph.D. student in economics. “And it’s great news for international students like me, to have our voices strengthened by a ... Read more
original post 2/22/17 10:00AM EST: STATEMENTS FROM UAW BARGAINING COMMITTEE MEMBERS REGARDING HONEYWELL CONTRACT OFFER UAW Local 9 members in South Bend, Indiana, and those at Local 1508 in Green Island, New York, have received an offer from Honeywell for a new, five-year collective bargaining agreement and have agreed to present it positively to membership. The UAW members, who have been locked out of their jobs for over nine months, have been fighting to protect wages and benefits. On Tuesday, the company moved off demands that would have allowed it wide latitude to modify and even terminate benefits during the term of the contract. Details ... Read more