Workers to receive $100 more in picket pay

September 10, 2003 • 0
The hundreds of Yale union workers who are on strike will each receive $100 more in picket pay per week, in addition to the $150 they currently receive, union leaders said Tuesday. Members of locals 34 and 35, who began a walkout of indefinite length on Aug. 27, have been receiving $150 in compensation since »

Critics see little change in GESO after April defeat

September 9, 2003 • 0
When graduate students dealt GESO an unexpected loss in a representation vote last spring, many students and administrators questioned the organization’s future. But upon their return to campus, graduate students said they have encountered a GESO that remains largely unchanged. GESO leaders have maintained that the organization is still strong four months after its April »

Unions seek audience with Levin

September 5, 2003 • 0
Banging on pans, shaking noisemakers and chanting slogans, hundreds of striking union members rallied Wednesday night outside Yale President Richard Levin’s house and in front of the newly renovated Sprague Hall. Yale and its unions also held a private meeting at New Haven Mayor John DeStefano Jr.’s office Wednesday but did not make any significant »

On picket lines, workers struggle to make ends meet

September 4, 2003 • 3
Standing on a picket line outside Ingalls Rink Wednesday morning, custodian Michael Aponte said he is relying on income from his second job at a local hospital to get through the strike. “I’m used to having two incomes to pay the bills,” Aponte said. “We’ve just been trying to get more incomes, but it’s hard »

Board to probe GESO harassment claims

September 4, 2003 • 0
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. Members of Yale’s Graduate Employees and Students Organization are alleging that professors and administrators broke laws by harassing graduate students seeking to unionize last spring, and an academic labor board will investigate the group’s claims later this month. The board, which includes several »

Strike heads into second week

September 3, 2003 • 0
After days of high-profile union rallies and visits by national political figures, students will encounter picket lines outside classroom buildings this week as Yale’s unions continue their second strike this year. Members of locals 34 and 35, who have been on strike since last Wednesday, will continue picketing as shopping period starts today. The two »

Jackson, 18 others are arrested on day six of strike

September 2, 2003 • 0
In a show of support for Yale’s striking workers, approximately 1,500 union members from around the state rallied Monday on central campus, leading to the arrests of 19 union supporters. Carrying noisemakers and chanting “No contracts — no work, no peace,” the workers marched down Dixwell Avenue to Elm Street at 9 a.m. to hear »

Hundreds of Yale workers go on strike

August 28, 2003 • 0
Yale and its workers opened another chapter in their fitful 40-year relationship Wednesday, as hundreds of union members took their places on campus picket lines in search of higher wages and better pension benefits. On the same day that Yale opened its doors to upperclassmen, the University’s two largest unions and workers at Yale-New Haven »

Unions make new contract offer

August 20, 2003 • 0
Yale’s two largest unions withdrew their demand that the University recognize organizing efforts of graduate students and Yale-New Haven Hospital workers in their latest contract proposals. With a strike set to begin Aug. 27, leaders for locals 34 and 35 made a number of concessions in the contract presented Tuesday, including shedding their request the »

Workers plan strike for day Yale opens dorms

August 18, 2003 • 0
Members of Yale’s two largest unions, who say they made little progress this summer in contract negotiations with the University, plan to stop work and go on strike Aug. 27, the day the University opens its housing to students. Representatives for locals 34 and 35, who held a five-day strike in March but failed to »

Graduate students vote down unionization

May 1, 2003 • 0
Graduate students narrowly voted against the Graduate Employees and Students Organization Wednesday, dealing GESO organizers an unexpected defeat in a League of Women Voters election. Though official tallies will not be released until Thursday, initial results showed graduate students voted against GESO 694 to 651, with 80 challenge ballots. GESO chairwoman Anita Seth GRD ’05 »

GESO, Local 34 await votes

April 30, 2003 • 0
Members of Local 34 and the Graduate Employees and Students Organization will announce the results of their respective votes on Yale’s current contract offer and support for graduate student unionization tonight at 8 p.m. outside Woodbridge Hall. Local 34, which represents 2,800 clerical and technical workers, will hold a secret ballot vote on the University’s »