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Kessler to leave for California

School of Medicine Dean David Kessler will leave July 1 to become dean of the University of California-San Francisco’s school of medicine, UCSF Chancellor J. Michael Bishop announced last week. Yale President Richard Levin will appoint a search committee to replace Kessler, who served as dean for six years after nearly seven years as commissioner […]

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Unions engage in civil disobedience

Nearly 800 union members and supporters locked arms and blocked access to College Street yesterday afternoon as part of a planned act of civil disobedience. Union supporters wearing “Stand up for change at Yale” signs lined the street as the demonstrators defied police warnings and were eventually arrested for creating a public disturbance. The disobedience, […]

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Unions plan mass civil disobedience

In an event organizers have likened to the protests of Martin Luther King Jr. and Mohandas Gandhi, more than 700 union members and supporters plan to block traffic today at the intersection of College and Elm streets as part of a planned act of civil disobedience. Participants will walk into the street around 5:45 p.m. […]

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Levin, union leaders spar outside office

Hospital workers and union organizers gathered outside Woodbridge Hall Thursday afternoon as Yale President Richard Levin and union leaders exchanged pointed words over unionization, charges of harassment and labor law. The altercation followed an attempt by the group to meet with Levin in his Woodbridge Hall office. Workers and union leaders crowded into the lobby […]

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Future of negotiations uncertain

When union leaders passed up the opportunity this week to cancel contracts for next month, many University officials, workers and other observers said they were surprised. With frequent talk of an October strike, many University officials and workers expected union leaders to cancel the contracts, which prohibit job actions. Union leaders said they did not […]

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Bargaining resumes with public discord

A day after extending contracts for another month, union and University negotiators returned to the bargaining table Tuesday to discuss non-economic issues that remain unresolved after seven months of bargaining. Union leaders said they were frustrated by what they considered the University’s refusal to agree to any union plans. Yale President Richard Levin declined to […]

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Unions agree not to cancel contracts

Despite talk of an October strike, the contracts for 4,000 workers in locals 34 and 35 were automatically extended through Oct. 31 after the deadline to cancel the contracts this month passed Monday. Because the contracts contain “no strike, no lockout” clauses, job actions are prohibited while the contracts are in effect. Yale officials said […]

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Yale, unions return to bargaining table

Yale and union negotiators returned to the bargaining table Thursday, following a monthlong recess and increases in public hostilities on both sides. At the negotiations, union leaders presented their plans for labor-management cooperation and best practices. Union officials also expressed concern about the climate toward unions on campus. The two sides have yet to reach […]

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Teach-in presents unions’ case

With talk of fall strikes by Yale’s unions growing daily, more than 70 students attended a teach-in on labor issues Thursday night, presented by an undergraduate group connected with the .unions. Last night’s teach-in featured a member of the Local 34 bargaining team, a GESO member, a community organizer, and students working with the unions. […]

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GESO warns of possible TA strike

GESO leaders said the organization’s members may strike this fall if the University does not hold discussions with the teaching assistant group. The Graduate Employees and Students Organization, which has been trying to form a teaching assistant union for more than a decade, will also join Yale’s two largest unions in a day of civil […]

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