Does this TV show seem a little too familiar to some of you? Labor Notes has an article that compares the employees from the show’s big box store ‘Cloud 9’ to the real life Walmart stores. You can read it here: http://labornotes.org/blogs/2016/09/superstore-realest-retail-sitcom-yet … Continue reading

Save Our Public Schools


Join the fight to defeat Question Two in November! Currently, over $400 Million year is diverted from Massachusetts Public Schools to fund charter schools, hurting their ability to fund quality, public school education for every student in Massachusetts.  What would happen if that amount was doubled? Tripled? In 2017, charter schools will siphon off more than $450 million in funds that would otherwise stay in public … Continue reading

Save the Date!


Save the date for our upcoming UAW 2322 – Membership Meeting October 13, 2016 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM  LOCATIONS: * First Churches of Northampton – Lyman Hall 129 Main Street, Northampton, MA * Goddard College – The Clockhouse 123 Pitkin Road, Plainfield, VT * Best Western Plus Executive Court & Conference Center 13500 South Willow St., Manchester, NH Food & Drink will be served. Please … Continue reading

Contract Ratified with Overwhelming Support!

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Congratulations are in order for the Resident Assistants and Peer Mentors from The University of Massachusetts in Amherst.  They voted today to accept the 2015-2018 Collective Bargaining Agreement between the University and the United Auto Workers. 99% of the voter turnout voted in favor of the new contract! For those who missed today’s orientation, these photos are of the standing ovation given to the Union Bargaining Committee for all their hard and tireless … Continue reading

Resident Assistant/Peer Mentor Contract Ratification Vote!

2015-08-05 RAU Just Cause

Please click here to read the full contract ratification notice! There will be a ratification vote on the Tentative Agreement reached between the UAW/Local 2322/RAU (“the Union”) and UMass Amherst to modify the previous collective bargaining agreement between the Union and UMass. The new collective bargaining agreement will be effective from the date of execution by the Union and UMass (following ratification) until June 30, 2018. … Continue reading