Who We Are
About Local 34
Local 34 of the Federation of University Employees, UNITE HERE, is the union of over 3400 Clerical & Technical employees at Yale University. The members of our union perform a broad spectrum of duties that make Yale University a world-class institution of teaching, research and medical care. We are proud of our work and the role our union plays in making Yale a great place to work. Our union is diverse and democratic, and since its founding in 1983, our union has won respect for clerical and technical staff and has given us a voice in the University.
Because of our efforts, Yale’s clerical and technical employees enjoy:
- fair salaries and guaranteed raises,
- excellent healthcare benefits for ourselves and our families,
- a free dental plan with no deductible,
- excellent workplace health and safety protections,
- some of the best job security benefits in the country,
- good pensions and fully paid retiree medical benefits for ourselves and our spouses,
- a union-management partnership dialog through the Best Practices initiative
About the Federation of University Employees
Local 34 is closely allied with other labor unions on campus as part of the Federation of University Employees. Yale’s service and maintenance workers are represented by UNITE HERE Local 35. Yale’s graduate teachers in GESO, the Graduate Employees and Students Organization, are seeking union recognition. Our organizations have a long history of solidarity and strength together that dates back to Local 34′s organizing drive and founding in the early 1980s, which was supported by Local 35.
About UNITE HERE
Local 34 is affiliated with UNITE HERE International Union.
UNITE HERE represents workers throughout the U.S. and Canada who work in the hospitality, gaming, food service, manufacturing, textile, laundry, and airport industries.
UNITE HERE boasts a diverse membership, comprising workers from many immigrant communities as well as high percentages of African-American, Latino, and Asian-American workers. The majority of UNITE HERE members are women.
Through organizing, UNITE HERE members have made apparel jobs in the South, hotel housekeeping jobs in cities across North America, and hundreds of thousands of other traditionally low-wage jobs into good, family-sustaining, middle class jobs.
Service and maintenance employees at Yale are represented by Local 35, also affiliated with UNITE HERE. For more infomation, visit UNITE HERE on the web at www.unitehere.org.