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University of California Postdocs and Academic Researchers Reach Tentative Agreement; Other UC-UAW Members Continue Bargaining

Irvine, CA and Detroit, MI – After over two weeks of a historic strike, Academic Researchers and Postdoctoral Scholars at University of California have reached a tentative agreement. “Our members stood up for improved wages and working conditions that truly reflect their value to the University of California system,” says UAW President Ray Curry.  “The tentative agreement reflects the real contributions our members make to the success of UC.” Academic Researchers and Postdoctoral Scholars will remain on strike while they await their contract ratification.  Academic Student Employees and Student Researchers still do not have an agreement.  Student Researchers made a ... Read more

Workers at Dayton auto supplier file OSHA complaint

Chemical spills, lack of protective gear endanger Creative Foam workers who make auto parts for Ford, GM, Mercedes, Toyota at Dayton plant — Complaint comes as workers prepare to vote on joining UAW in effort to win safe, good jobs Dayton, Ohio – Autoworkers at the Creative Foam plant in Dayton filed a complaint Thursday with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) calling for an investigation into widespread hazards at the factory, including dangerous chemical leaks and spills, a lack of proper protective gear, and insufficient training on how to handle toxic chemicals that can cause workers to ... Read more