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Labor, Yale keep talking

October 3, 2003 • 0
When Yale and its unions announced an eight-year contract agreement on Sept. 18, negotiators vowed to use the extended contract term to improve the two sides’ contentious relationship. Now leaders on both sides are starting to hold meetings to decide how to carry out their goal. A steering committee of University and union leaders will »
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Proto eyes penalties for non-strikers

September 26, 2003 • 0
Union leaders are considering ways to penalize workers who did not participate in the three-week strike earlier this month, Local 35 President Bob Proto said Thursday. Proto said he already has appointed one member to a sub-committee that will work with attorneys to investigate whether the union should penalize members who crossed picket lines to »
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Union leaders to focus on organizing drives

September 25, 2003 • 0
As workers return to work following a three-week strike, union leaders say they are planning to shift their focus to internal union matters and other organizing drives. Yale leaders, meanwhile, plan to focus on other parts of the University after 19-months of negotiations. Local 35 President Bob Proto said members of the service and maintenance »
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Focus shifts to hospital contracts

September 23, 2003 • 2
Workers at Yale-New Haven Hospital, who struck alongside Yale’s unions for three weeks, will return to work today despite their own unresolved contract dispute. Members of the Service Employees International Union District 1199, which represents about 150 dietary workers at the hospital, rejected the hospital’s latest contract offer Friday. The union has been negotiating for »
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Tensions possible in post-strike workplace

September 22, 2003 • 0
Nearly 4,000 Yale employees will return to work today with new contracts after union members ended a three-week strike Friday by ratifying an unprecedented eight-year job pact. With full dining hall service beginning this morning and offices expected to return to full staffing levels, University managers are preparing to diffuse the likely tensions between workers »
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Workers ratify contracts, will return to work Monday

September 19, 2003 • 0
Union members nearly unanimously ratified eight-year contracts Friday afternoon, officially ending a three-week strike and one of Yale’s most protracted labor disputes. Members of locals 34 and 35, the clerical, technical, service and maintenance workers’ unions, will return to work Sunday and Monday. About half the members of each union voted on the packages at »
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September 19, 2003 • 0
Yale and union leaders reached a tentative agreement on an unprecedented eight-year contract Thursday, ending a high profile 23-day strike and 19 months of contentious negotiations. Union leaders will present the agreements to their members today at two separate meetings at the Center Church on the Green. If members ratify the contracts, they will return »
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Yale, unions close to settlement

September 18, 2003 • 0
As a high-profile strike by University workers entered its fourth week, Yale and its unions appeared close to a settlement Wednesday night after both sides reported progress on a number of contentious issues. Yale President Richard Levin and John Wilhelm ’67, president of the parent union of locals 34 and 35, met with New Haven »
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Retirees begin vigil for pensions

September 17, 2003 • 0
A group of Yale retirees began a vigil outside University President Richard Levin’s office Tuesday morning, saying they plan to stay in the shade on Beinecke Plaza until Yale and its unions reach a contract settlement. Retirees said they will sit in four-hour shifts in front of Woodbridge Hall from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. »
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Thousands rally in support of Yale unions; more than 100 are arrested

September 15, 2003 • 0
Thousands of union workers from around the Northeast poured into downtown New Haven Saturday, joining hundreds of striking Yale workers in a massive sympathy rally that resulted in the arrests of over 100 union supporters. Workers from unions throughout New England, New York, and New Jersey gathered on the New Haven Green at noon before »
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Strikebreakers walk out, welcomed by unions

September 15, 2003 • 0
Days after the University’s use of subcontracted Hispanic workers to replace striking employees incited controversy among some city and national leaders, 13 temporary replacement workers walked off the job and joined striking Yale employees on picket lines. The 13 workers, who were hired to do custodial work by Sanitary Maintenance Services, Inc., were given a »
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Labor talks stall on pensions

September 12, 2003 • 0
Pat McGloin, the head pantry worker in Davenport College, had originally planned to retire when she turned 62 years old. But because of what she considers a poor pension package, McGloin, now 59, has now pushed off her retirement until 66. Under the University’s current proposal, McGloin said she will make $600 a month or »