by Stephen Albright | Feb 21, 2017 3:41 pm
(Opinion) On Thursday, approximately 300 Yale graduate students, teaching fellows in nine departments across campus, will vote on whether Local 33, a union affiliated with UNITE HERE, will represent them in contract negotiations with the University. I am not eligible to vote, because although I am pursuing a Ph.D. in the Physics department, one of the departments whose teachers are eligible to vote, I am not currently teaching in Physics. However, if I could vote, I would be voting “no” on Local 33.
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by Justin Randolph | Feb 21, 2017 3:36 pm
(Opinion) Before coming to Yale in 2014, I hadn’t interacted with a union. Alabama is a right-to-work state, and graduates from my public high school who work at the Mercedes plant didn’t have a union until well after I moved north. So when an organizer with Local 33 — then GESO — came talking graduate student union, I was skeptical. In the three years since, including two years spent organizing friends and colleagues in the History Department, I’ve come to see the promise of forming a union to make Yale a better place for graduate teachers and workers across New Haven.
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by Staff | Feb 21, 2017 2:16 pm | Comments (1)
Twenty-five years after their first attempts to form a union, some of Yale’s graduate student teachers will finally get their chance to vote for one this week, while the university is asking Washington to reconsider allowing the election to take place.
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by Lucy Gellman | Feb 17, 2017 8:57 am | Comments (29)
Hartford—Paying minimum-wage workers $15 an hour would drive “the 1 percent” and the jobs they create out of Connecticut, argued a Republican lawmaker from East Haddam. To which a New Haven Democrat shot back: It’s time low-wage workers get a break, too.
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by Lucy Gellman | Feb 7, 2017 2:40 pm
Talent Developer Deb Lindenman came to work in New Haven Tuesday morning. Meanwhile, she also stayed home in Fairfield.
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by Staff | Jan 25, 2017 8:31 pm | Comments (3)
Yale’s graduate student teachers — at least those in nine departments — must have the chance to vote on whether to be represented by a union, according to an order issued Wednesday by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
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by Michelle Liu, Paul Bass & Lucy Gellman | Jan 19, 2017 10:24 am | Comments (14)
The crowd at the Shubert Theater Wednesday night extended the run of a popular local drama — Labor Peace Comes To Yale — by five years, as workers unanimously approved a new contract with increased job security, preserved medical and pension benefits, and modest wage increases.
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by Allan Appel | Jan 14, 2017 6:07 pm | Comments (4)
There won’t be the same one-on-one attention. Or the same compassionate touch. And the benefits to the city at large — like picking up needles from parks — will be far less. And it’s a short-sighted thing to be doing in the midst of an opiate crisis.
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by Paul Bass | Jan 12, 2017 8:05 am | Comments (5)
It appears 2017 is starting out as a year of labor peace in New Haven, as Yale University and its unions reached a tentative deal on a new five-year contract.
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by Betsy Kim | Jan 5, 2017 12:06 pm | Comments (2)
More than 230 New Haven public-school graduates descended the staircase at the Payne Whitney Gym, looking for the match that could help spell a promising future.
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