Contract Ratified with Overwhelming Support!

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!

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

Hiring Deadlines Extended

Would you like to work for the UAW? Now Hiring! Please see the following links for information on the Union Representative positions within the UAW Local 2322. Full-time Union Representative Part-time Union Representative (Vermont Units) Please email your inquiries and resumes to the hiring committee listed on the job position you wish to fill. It is important to notice that there are multiple hiring committees so make … Continue reading

Tentative Agreement on Just Cause for Resident Assistants/Peer Mentors!

VICTORY!   After almost a year of bargaining, today RAs and PMs reached a tentative agreement on a contract. Our wins include: JUST CAUSE for termination NO new duty hours INCREASED COMPENSATION Cheaper parking in purple lots Paid release time for union organizers We would like to thank our members and allies including Congressman McGovern, Senator Rosenberg, MA AFL-CIO President Tollman, Western MA Jobs with … Continue reading

Student Workers Fight for Just Cause

Since April the Resident Assistants (RAs), now with the addition of the Peer Mentors (PMs), have been battling with UMass Administration to receive the same fairness offered to the other unions on the Amherst campus, including fellow UAW 2322 members (Graduate Employees and Postdocs). Tuesday, December 8th, a rally formed at the student union building and marched their way to the administrative offices at Whitmore.  … Continue reading