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The Organizing Committee of Local 34 UNITE HERE voted on December 9 to prioritize securing the 986 clinical jobs held by union members in the medical area. As the non-union Yale-New Haven Hospital continues to expand, clinical jobs in Local 34 are increasingly under threat of becoming non-union. “In my department I work alongside hospital […]

Yale’s surplus is growing. Why are we shrinking?

​The Yale Daily News reported Thursday that the University ran a surplus of nearly $200 million last year. “Polak attributed the overall surplus to two factors: the current strength of the endowment, which is at an all-time high of $25.6 billion, and a University-wide effort to control costs by limiting the growth of the administrative staff.” […]

Account Assistants in Pediatrics Fight Back Against Plans to Outsource our Jobs

Yale Pediatric BillingLeft to Right: Karyn Turcotte, Jackie Bruneau, Wanda Ferreira, Charmaine Rohde, Diane Munger, Yolanda Giordano, Adrian Latella, Yvonne D’Amato Last week, three account assistants in Pediatric Emergency billing were told their work will be subcontracted to a medical billing company, MRI. Pediatric billing has recently been centralized with Surgery at 100 Church Street South. “Yale tells us […]

Research Assistants Fight to Protect their Layoff Benefits

Left to Right: Jianmin Zeng, Pathology; Cheryl Bergman, Job Search Team; Dongqing Liu, IEP; Liping Zhao, Anesthesiology Dongqing Liu was working as a Research Assistant for the Yale Cancer Center this Spring when she found out her Primary Investigator (P.I.) did not have enough funding for the coming fiscal year to keep her position. “Of course […]

GESO’s Campaign for a Neutral Election

Since this spring our brothers and sisters in GESO have not relented in their campaign. Three times in the past year, a majority of graduate employees have petitioned Yale calling for a neutral election. This spring they submitted grievances and a petition signed by over 1,100 graduate employees calling on Yale to negotiate on three […]

Yale College E-level fight ends in victory!

Local 34 members in the residential colleges have won a great victory. Over the last year, we have been fighting back against the University posting three of the most sought-after jobs on campus as 11-month positions. Our members take great pride in their work with the students and their role in Yale’s unique Residential College experience. […]

Leader Spotlight – Melissa Dawkins-Doumbia

I’m Melissa Dawkins-Doumbia, and I’m an Administrative Assistant in Internal Medicine.I have 13 years of hospital work experience and 4 years at Yale, so I know first hand the difference of working with and without strong union support.  In my short time at Yale I’ve seen departments in the Medical School close, and others have started to […]