Tag: Region 9A

Union Plus Scholarships provide the keys for immigrant families to unlock the American Dream

Immigrants who have come to our country in search of better opportunities have been the economic backbone of America for well over a century. In the face of a difficult job market for many immigrants, their keys to the American Dream may not be readily available. Nowhere is this truer than with non-union jobs, which typically offer lower pay, limited benefits, and virtually no job security. In a new country with little knowledge of the labor market, these work conditions make immigrants more vulnerable to worker exploitation, sometimes with heartbreaking results. However, immigrants in unionized jobs are much closer to ... Read more

UAW Members Are At NYC’s Greatest Bookstore – Strand

Region 9A, Local 2179 The UAW is many things to many people. Did you know that we are also Booksellers in Region 9A? Take the time to discover who we really are as a union.

Proposal to end lockout to be presented to Honeywell workers

SOUTH BEND, Indiana – About 360 UAW-represented workers at Honeywell Aerospace will be presented with a proposal next week that would end a six-month lockout if approved. The proposal, which was completed Friday, will be presented to about 320 members of Local 9 in South Bend and 39 members of Local 1508 in Green Island, New York. The corporation, which locked out the workers on May 9, has been using scab workers to make brakes and wheels for its military and commercial customers. The proposal comes without a recommendation from the UAW bargaining committee at Honeywell. Its details are being ... Read more

UAW to Honeywell: Be prepared to address health care

SOUTH BEND, Indiana — UAW members who are locked out at Honeywell Aerospace facilities in South Bend, Indiana, and Green Island, New York, say it is time for the corporation to get serious about its substandard health care offer. Locked out UAW members of Local 9 (South Bend) and Local 1508 (Green Island) are expected to go back to the table on Nov. 2 for the fifth round of negotiations since Honeywell locked out its experienced workforce on May 9. The corporation brought in inexperienced scab workers to manufacture precise aircraft parts such as brakes and wheels for our military ... Read more

Members of Congress Call for Fair and Free Elections, Champion TAs’ and RAs’ Right to Collective Bargaining

Community Petition Urging University Administrators to End Their Anti-Union Campaign Gains Momentum  NEW YORK – As support for graduate workers’ right to collective bargaining builds nationwide, more than 60 members of Congress today issued a statement urging Columbia University President Lee Bollinger and other university administrators in support of fair and free union elections. U.S. Representatives Bobby Scott and Jerrold Nadler along with dozens of other congressional leaders applauded the National Labor Relations Board’s recent decision to restore the rights of teaching assistants and research assistants to bargain collectively. “Collective bargaining between university administrators and the representatives chosen by TAs ... Read more

Grad Workers Talk NLRB Ruling on Brian Lehrer Show

In August, the National Labor Relations Board ruled that graduate workers at private institutions have the right to unionize. The highly anticipated ruling was a victory, won with UAW support, for graduate workers at Columbia University and The New School, restoring union rights for teaching and research assistants there. Workers are hoping the ruling will prompt higher education unions to be established at universities throughout the country. Now, the graduate workers are calling on universities to respect their restored right to fair, democratic elections. Shortly after the NLRB announcement, UAW Region 9A Director Julie Kushner and Columbia University graduate worker ... Read more

Together we win: In the midst of lockout, members at Honeywell stand strong

UAW Region 9A Director Julie Kushner stands with Local 1508 members at Honeywell in Green Island, New York. The Honeywell plants in South Bend, Indiana, and Green Island, New York, make brakes and wheels for commercial and military airplanes. They also make bad decisions regarding their employees. At this moment, 317 UAW members are locked out of the Indiana plant — unable to enter or collect a paycheck. Another 42 members from Local 1508 are locked out at their Honeywell plant in New York. These men and women want to work, but Honeywell has decided that they must remain outside ... Read more

UAW Members Design Navy Destroyers and more!

  The UAW represents more than just autoworkers and in this ongoing web series, we look into some of the unique jobs our membership performs daily. UAW Members Design Navy Destroyers and more! Navy Destroyer USS Zumwalt DDG-1000 UAW Members Design Navy Destroyers and more! UAW Region 9A – Bath Iron Works 2016 UAW ©All Rights Reserved UAW Digital Dept/Communications

Columbia Graduate Workers Win Parental Leave, Childcare Subsidies, Other Changes from Administration

Graduate workers, who have been organizing for the past year, welcome recognition of needed changes from the Provost, Dean of Engineering NEW YORK – In a rare email to Ph.D. candidates, Columbia University Provost John H. Coatsworth announced a number of changes to improve workplace benefits for many graduate workers.  The announcement – which includes parental leave, childcare subsidies and changes in fees – comes as graduate workers have been joining together to fight for respect and their rights as Graduate Workers of Columbia-UAW (GWC-UAW). The announcement answers calls for change the group has been raising and builds on previous ... Read more

Harvard Graduate Workers Announce Majority Support for Union

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – As the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) moves forward in a highly-anticipated case that could restore graduate workers’ rights as employees, a majority of graduate workers at Harvard University have signed cards saying that they want to a form a union. In an official affirmation of this choice, the American Arbitration Association (AAA) confirmed a majority of graduate workers are supporting the formation of a union. Today, as support for graduate workers’ rights reaches unprecedented levels nationwide, hundreds of Harvard graduate workers, community supporters and local elected officials are calling on the university administration to stop blocking ... Read more