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Five YNHH Employees are now UnivERSITY WORKERS IN LOCAL 34!

Our latest contract made it clear to the University that we will not allow our jobs to slip away to the Hospital. As Yale grows its clinical practices, we must grow alongside it. As part of our negotiations, we looked for positions that had gone to the Hospital and worked to move them back to […]

Over 300 Enroll in Aflac Coverage

In our Contract Survey last year, Local 34 members set short-term disability insurance as a priority. We worked hard to negotiate a voluntary plan provided by AFLAC. A joint union-management team selected AFLAC because it offered the best package among several carriers we considered. Our team negotiated the best short-term disability package available at a […]

What a Spring!

Sisters and Brothers, With summer upon us, we hope that you will take a minute to reflect on the amazing spring that we had! Commencement was the culmination of months of action, and we cannot overstate how good it was to see all of you who participated out there marching with us. We’ve included a […]

Short-Term Disability Insurance is Here!

At this time last year, we were taking our Local 34 Contract Survey. In that survey we were clear that we wanted to add a short-term disability plan to our already excellent benefits.In our contract settlement, we won a voluntary short-term disability program!We are happy to announce that since we ratified our contract the Local 34 […]

Register for the 2017 C&T Training and Development Program now!

Click here to register for C&T Training and Development Over the last seven years, Local 34 has worked with the University to develop a training curriculum for C&Ts, focusing on skills we need to advance or move within the University. Our contract guarantees C&Ts up to 30 hours of paid training time each year. Please […]

Updates from the Fast Against Slow

Dear Sisters and Brothers, Tuesday marked three weeks of Local 33’s Fast Against Slow. That’s three weeks of Yale continuing to be on the wrong side of history. We’re sending along an update from our friends in Local 33—please take a few minutes to read the amazing press coverage of their campaign! Join us today, […]

Summer Training / Long Service / Smilow Visits 33 Wall Street

2017 Summer Training Kickoff Event It’s back! Our very successful program, now bolstered by a $75,000 budget that we negotiated in our contract, will run from June 6 to August 2. Course registration will open on May 15, through the Training Management System (TMS). Come join us and your colleagues on May 24 from 9-11am […]

Contract Education and Local 33 Update

Contract Education Meetings Thousands of Local 34 members have participated in conversations about our new contract! Across campus we have been having informal contract education caucuses. These meetings, usually during a lunch hour, are a great way to get to know our contract. Would you like to know about our job security language? Would you […]


Health care drives most of the cost of our benefits. Yet, many of us pay no premium and get our care at Yale Health. Across the country heath care costs are skyrocketing. Yale has signaled for years now that as these costs rise, they would like to pass these increases along to us. It is […]