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!
Access for All! June 23, 2014Posted by Local 34 in Uncategorized.
The Yale Sleep Center at Temple Medical Center closed in January. Patients are no longer able to receive treatment in New Haven, and 11 Local 34 members who worked in the clinic lost their jobs. At the same time, Yale-New Haven Hospital announced that they would open a sleep center at a facility previously run by Gaylord Hospital in North Haven.
On Wednesday, the Connecticut Office of Health Care Access (OHCA) held a public hearing on these changes at the request of our Union. At the hearing, patients, taxpayers, and health care workers called on OHCA to hold Yale-New Haven Hospital accountable for its takeover of the sleep medicine market. Local 34 members filled the room and dozens gave testimony about the impact of the takeover on patient access, cost, and job standards. Mayor Toni Harp also gave testimony expressing concern about the effect of the transaction on New Haven residents and urging OHCA to get more information. Thank you to everyone who attended and made our voices heard at the hearing.
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Harp Blasts “Facility Fees,” Sleep Center Deal New Haven Independent
WEDNESDAY: stand up for patients, workers, & taxpayers June 16, 2014Posted by Local 34 in Uncategorized.
The Yale Sleep Study Center at Temple Medical Center closed in January. Patients no longer are able to receive treatment in New Haven, and 11 Local 34 members who worked in the clinic lost their jobs. At the same time, the Yale-New Haven Hospital announced that they would open a Sleep Center at a facility previously run by Gaylord Hospital in North Haven.
Our Union has asked OHCA to hold a hearing in New Haven to allow the public to give input on these changes. We are concerned that the newly opened sleep center could charge additional facility fees to patients. Residents of New Haven may not be able to get needed treatment because of lack of transportation or the inability to pay added fees. Furthermore, our members who choose to follow their doctors and patients to North Haven will face large pay cuts and loss of seniority and benefits. This move is bad for patients, workers, and taxpayers.