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

Rally for Verizon Strikers – Saturday, April 30th

To All Labor Leaders and Union Members, On Saturday April 30, 2016 the IBEW local 2324 is planning on holding a Rally in beautiful downtown Northampton. As many of you already know, the leadership of both IBEW and CWA have called for a strike against one of this nation’s largest corporations (Verizon). This Rally is being held to be bring attention to the issues that American working families … Continue reading

Scholarship Announcement

Traditionally, the Pioneer Valley AFL-CIO award six $500 scholarships to high school seniors in the spring. Due to the low response this year, we have two $500 scholarships still available. At the October monthly meeting, the body voted to offer the two remaining scholarships to college freshman who are children of members of unions affiliated with the Central Labor Council. We conduct the program “in house” with two local … Continue reading