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Local 34 Members in Dermatopathology Fight Back Against Layoffs

At the end of May, the Dermatopathology Department issued layoff notices to two of our fellow C&Ts, Jayuan Carter and Julia Draughn. Previously, management held a meeting with C&T staff and asked for suggestions on how to reduce spending and increase revenue to address budget cuts. However, management completely disregarded our suggestions and elected to […]

With contract negotiations looming, nearly 2,000 Yale workers hold mass demonstration calling on Yale to protect their jobs

Service, maintenance, clerical, and technical workers at Yale University call for an end to budget cuts and threats to their job security Amidst widespread threats of layoffs, nearly 2,000 workers at Yale University took to the street in a mass action Thursday calling on Yale to protect their jobs.“We are under attack,” said Local 34 UNITE HERE […]

986 update

For over two years, we have been pushing the University to protect our 986 clinical jobs from Yale-New Haven Hospital. The moment we were anticipating arrived last week when Yale began claiming the need for potential staff cuts in every clinical department in the Medical School. In dozens of Employee Participation Meetings across the clinical […]

Members Leaflet Campus for Job Security

While you were walking into work or headed to lunch this week, you may have seen us passing out leaflets across central campus. Three shifts a day, all week long, we have now passed out over 11,500 leaflets. We are sharing our stories about layoffs and chronic understaffing, our work being outsourced, and the constant threat […]

Account Assistants in Pediatrics Continue to Fight to Protect our Jobs!

The Staff of Yale Pediatric Billing Last August, we talked about the threat that Pediatric Billing was facing. They had just been told their work would be subcontracted to an outside medical billing company. Members were furious, and concerned that their jobs were about to disappear.  Local 34 members in Pediatric Billing fought back and won! Over the next […]

UNITE HERE Applauds Two-Year Delay on ACA Excise Tax

​Our union has been very concerned about a part of the Affordable Care Act, a 40% excise tax, popularly known as the “Cadillac Tax.” This tax would have impacted our members in the Aetna Plans if it was enacted. Fortunately, for nearly all of 2015, our union fought hard to get this part of the […]

Coming up next week . . .

​Join us on March 9th for one of our quarterly Membership Meetings! We will meet at 5:00pm at United Church on the Green.  Immediately following the meeting please join us at the Founding Convention of UNITE HERE Local 33! Our allies in GESO have requested that Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen count their union membership cards and certify their majority status. They have voted […]

We delivered our petition with over 2,500 signatures!

Yesterday at noon, Local 34 leaders delivered our petition on job security and union growth to Medical School Dean Robert Alpern . . . and to Provost Ben Polak . . . and to President Peter Salovey at Woodbridge Hall . . . We spoke out about the need to secure the 986 clinical jobs, fight for 1-for-1 […]