Postdoctoral Researchers Unit Contract Ratification Notice

11/22/16 Dear Postdocs: Your labor union, UAW Local 2322, is excited to announce that after months of negotiations with the University, the bargaining committee has reached tentative agreement on a successor agreement. This new contract contains significant gains: a 23% increase to the minimum salary, 8 weeks paid parental leave, better professional development and mentorship, a locked-in health insurance out of pocket maximum of $1,000/person … Continue reading

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

June 29, 2016 – Providence Hospital TENTATIVE AGREEMENT

The union’s bargaining committee met yesterday and today for a total of about 20 hours to come to a tentative agreement on a new four-year contract at Providence Hospital. These marathon sessions were the 11th and 12th times that the union’s bargaining committee met with management. The agreement is for a four-year contract and includes over 4% in increases to starting wages, and $.40 per year … Continue reading