Rejoice, spandex-wearing Elis: American Apparel is now open

Almost a year overdue, American Apparel has finally come to New Haven. The Los Angeles-based company opened its Broadway store — its second location in Connecticut — on Saturday afternoon, just in time to accommodate the Commencement weekend crowds. Doors opened at 4 p.m. as eager shoppers, including some graduating seniors and their families, flocked […]

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Economy causing town-gown strife? Not here, Morand says

As the economy worsens, so are the relationships between many universities and their communities, a front-page article in The New York Times reported today. But in a post on his Facebook page about the Times article, Associate Vice President for New Haven and State Affairs Michael Morand ’87 DIV ’93 begged to differ — at […]

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UP CLOSE | A new labor era, step by step

It was March 2003. Negotiations for the 2002 contracts for Yale’s two unions, Locals 34 and 35, had failed, and hundreds of workers were in the middle of a weeklong strike. “They’re such an elitist institution,” said Ron Altieri, a Yale electrician of over three decades and a die-hard member of Local 35, when The […]

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Briefly: Revamped management training programs to debut in the summer

University human resources officials are moving ahead in revamping management training programs. As part of the Managing at Yale initiative, officials already have completed a pilot class this month for each of two new multi-day management training programs, the Managing at Yale Essentials Program and the Great Manager Program, and plan to start the programs […]

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University layoffs will continue

No more than 100 University workers will be laid off before departmental operating budgets are finalized, Vice President for Human Resources and Administration Michael Peel said. With over 75 University staff laid off so far, the projected $100 million budget gap has yielded one of the largest rounds of layoffs in University history. Still, several […]

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News analysis: City unions face challenges

For both Yale and City Hall this year, negotiations with their unions suggest a reversal in traditional relationships. Whereas for the University, the Best Practices initiative helped overturn a traditionally embattled labor history, the city’s historically cordial labor history has recently seen an unprecedented struggle. And the impetus for this, one city union official said, […]

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Briefly: Yale gives $500k to West Haven arts center

West Haven Mayor John Picard announced Tuesday that University officials have presented the town with a $500,000 gift to start renovations on the new West Haven Cultural Arts Center. The University has been extending its relationship with West Haven ever since officials purchased the 137-acre Bayer HealthCare property — what is now West Campus. The […]

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Chauncey calls for presidents to speak out

To longtime Yale administrator Henry “Sam” Chauncey ’57, University President Richard Levin may be one of the greatest administrators Yale has seen in modern times — but he is also among the most reserved. “I, for one, would like to see more university presidents speak out now more than they are [on] the issues of […]

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Yale may buy, lease land to close city budget gap

To help close a potential gap in its fiscal year 2010 budget, New Haven may be selling and leasing property to Yale University for up to $3.8 million, City Hall officials announced this week. The plan is two-fold: City officials hope to sell a 83,635-square-foot parking lot located near the School of Medicine for $3.35 […]

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Briefly: University appoints new labor relations director

Andrea Terrillion will serve as the new director of Yale labor relations starting May 20, Vice President for Human Resources and Administration Michael Peel announced last week. Terrillion will work with Jane Savage, the director of the Best Practices initiative, which seeks to improve productivity and collaboration between Yale and its two labor unions, Locals […]

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Retiree pensions to increase

This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. As a side agreement to the historic early union contract agreement ratified Tuesday by Yale unions Locals 34 and 35, University administrators will raise pensions for “old timer” union retirees, Yale Unions Retiree Association President Doris Rogan said Wednesday. Rogan has said average […]

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YALE, UNIONS REACH ACCORD

Locals 34 and 35, Yale’s two labor unions that together represent over 4,500 employees across the University, voted to approve an early contract agreement Tuesday night, marking what University President Richard Levin said he hopes will be a “new chapter” in Yale’s relations with labor unions. “This is truly a historic day for Yale University, […]

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