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Just over 30 years ago, Clerical and Technical employees at Yale didn’t have a union, which means we didn’t have pay equality for women and men, we didn’t have our incredible health benefits, and our pension left us in poverty. Everything changed in 1984 when we won our union and fought for our first contract. […]

Leader spotlight: yvonne evans, on her loa

My name is Yvonne Evans, I’m a Medical Assistant and I’ve been working in the Department of Neurology in the Yale Physicians Building (YPB) for 10 years.   Now, I’m out on a 6-month Leave of Absence from my department. I’m spending my days organizing my co-workers to fight their own fights. It’s important to […]

children’s orthodontic benefit available now!

In our recent settlement with Yale, we negotiated an additional feature to our dental benefits: orthodontic coverage for children under 19 years old. This new rider provides payment of 50% of charges for orthodontic care, up to a lifetime maximum benefit of $1000 per employee. Does your child need braces? Make sure you tell your […]

Another YNHH to C&T Conversion!

Nearly four years ago, Local 34 filed the first grievance in our fight to stop our jobs from becoming non-union Hospital jobs. Local 34 work was being posted as Yale-New Haven Hospital work, and we were losing positions. Karen Salinas (pictured left) was one of those workers. Her path to Yale was similar to many […]

supporting our sisters and brothers in puerto rico

Our UNITE HERE sister union Local 610 represents 2,000 workers in four hotels in Puerto Rico, two of which have been shut down permanently after Hurricane Maria. In the wake of this devastation, our international has negotiated with the hotels to house displaced workers and their families while they rebuild. UNITE HERE has raised over […]

Key Leaders Organizing Retreat

In September Key Leaders from across campus gathered for an organizing retreat to discuss how to build the committee to enforce our contract. Coming off of our contract fight, we know that we need to get back to basics! We discussed how far we’ve come over the last decades, and how we are going to […]

changing lives

Our international union, UNITE HERE, is proud to be the fastest growing private sector union in the AFL-CIO. At our last convention in 2014 we set a goal to organize 10,000 new members per year to hit a total of 50,000 lives changed by our 2019 convention. We are proud to announce that already we’ve […]


We know that Yale Medicine has been growing rapidly over the last several years. The department is now the primary provider of care for many in our region. With all of this growth, the department has begun restructuring in several areas. In a recent reorganization in the Department of Revenue Integrity and Analytics, part of […]


As we enter September, we conclude our retirement incentive program. Nearly 100 C&Ts have opted to take advantage of the incentive. Together they represent over 3,200 years of service to the university. Many of them helped found our union and fought hard for the standard that we all enjoy today. So far, Yale has paid […]