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A Brief History of Local 34’s Seven Contracts

Over the last 13 years we’ve worked out a very successful partnership with Yale that has relied on a mutual understanding that if we work together, we can resolve our issues peacefully to the benefit of both us and the University. Since 2003, Yale has grown significantly while we’ve been able to secure excellent contracts. […]


The Local 34 Organizing Committee in the Medical School The heart of our union is our Organizing Committee, hundreds of Local 34 members who volunteer their time to make sure our union is successful. The committee gathered on August 10 to discuss our upcoming contract and how to secure our great union standard once again.​We […]

Local 34 Members in the Central/Science Area Ask for Department Heads’ Support in Taking on Provost’s Budget Cuts

Union members across the Central/Science Area have circulated a letter asking our department heads to join us in calling on Provost Polak to stop actions that threaten the partnership we’ve built with the University over the past decade. We are committed to continuing this partnership, but recently there have been troubling signs that the Administration […]

Medical School Layoff Update

As of today there have been 18.5 layoffs in the Medical School, many fewer than Yale threatened in the spring.​Layoffs have taken place in the following departments: two in Dermatology, three and a half in OB/GYN (one position was cut to part-time), 10 in Patient Financial Services, and three in Surgery. In these departments and […]

Local 35 and Local 34 Stand Together to Protect Our Jobs

As we continue fighting for real job security language in our next contract, we are deeply appreciative of the solidarity of our brothers and sisters in Local 35. Together, our two unions are making it our first priority to ensure that we protect our jobs from outsourcing and subcontracting, and that our good union jobs […]

Bargaining Update

Dear Fellow Local 34 Members, In keeping with the vote at our December Membership Meeting, job security has been our first priority in bargaining. We submitted full job protection language to Yale in April, but did not receive a counterproposal from the University. During the month of May, Yale saw how serious both locals are […]

Yale University Hires Non-Union C&Ts!

While the University is using Hospital cuts in funding to justify layoffs across the Medical School, it is hiring non-union C&Ts in Branford, Guilford, and Stamford. Yale University has created a for-profit subsidiary called Medical Practice Management (MPM) that is headquartered across the hall from Patient Financial Services in 300 George Street. MPM recently held […]

New Report: How Yale Management Threatens Good Medical Jobs

Dear Sisters and Brothers, On May 27th, the Local 34 Officers and Executive Board met with School of Medicine Dean Robert Alpern and other University leaders. We met to discuss our findings after surveying hundreds of clinical workers on the extent to which Yale-New Haven Hospital management and Yale management are threatening our clinical jobs. […]

​Bargaining Update

We have urged Yale to return to a mode of problem-solving and have launched our contract negotiations by giving the University a full job security proposal. Coming off our 5/5 Job Security Rally, the University acknowledged they will provide improved job security language. However, they have so far only made an abstract commitment to part […]