On October 21st, thousands of members of the Graduate Employees and Students Organization (GESO UNITE HERE) and allies from UNITE HERE Local 34, Local 35, and Local 217, New Haven Rising, and Students Unite Now were joined by Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, Governor Dan Malloy, Mayor Toni Harp, and members of the New Haven Board of Alders in unveiling the photographs of a majority of graduate employees who want a union. The photographs were presented in the form of a 525-foot banner displaying the faces of a majority of graduate employees, as well as the allies who are joining them in calling on Yale University to negotiate.
Thank you! September 26, 2014Posted by Local 34 in Members.
Over 300 Local 34 members and allies gathered on Cross Campus yesterday to kick off our year of celebration in honor of our 30th anniversary! Yesterday’s event honored the courage of our founding members, celebrated our victories over the past three decades, and expressed our commitment to moving forward with our allies in Local 35 and GESO.
Thank you to our founding members for your incredible courage.
Anne Marie Quirke: “YPPS is stepping up.” July 18, 2014Posted by Local 34 in Employee Participation Meetings, Members.
I joined Local 34 in 2013 when I was offered the opportunity to convert from an M&P to a C&T position. Job security and peace of mind were contributing factors. Last April we found out that five of my coworkers were having their jobs eliminated. I am concerned that our department is facing layoffs and business reduction. We here at Yale Printing & Publishing Services (YPPS) stepped up and built our Union Committee. We have already met with management in an Employee Participation Meeting, and we delivered a petition to upper management signed by over 200 people. We have an upcoming meeting scheduled with upper management to work together to make a better plan for the future of our jobs here at YPPS.
New Haven Works surpasses first year goal July 18, 2014Posted by Local 34 in In Our Movement, New Haven.
On June 12, Local 34 members joined with community and political leaders to celebrate the first anniversary of New Haven Works. At the event Mayor Toni Harp announced that New Haven Works surpassed its first year goal, placing 323 New Haven residents into jobs, including many at Yale.
Local 34 members complete Leadership Bootcamp July 18, 2014Posted by Local 34 in Members.
Last month, over a dozen Local 34 members participated in a Leadership Bootcamp. These new union leaders participated in classroom training on organizing and stewarding as well as hands-on organizing conversations “in the field” where we signed up 40 new members in two hours!