Megan Vaz
Staff Reporter
Megan Vaz covers Yale-New Haven relations and Local 33. Originally from South Florida, she is a sophomore in Pierson College majoring in history.
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Understanding Yale’s construction hiring goals for New Haven residents

Although Yale has long affirmed its commitment to hiring New Haveners, the number of residents who have been hired for current construction projects remains unclear.

Graduate and professional workers vote on unionization

Graduate and professional students headed to the polls on Wednesday and Thursday to decide whether they may form a union. Results will be announced in January.

Grad students head to the polls today and tomorrow. What would a recognized union look like?

Yale’s graduate and professional student workers will vote in a federal unionization process this week, with results expected in January.

Yale and Local 33 agree on union election date and voter eligibility

The National Labor Relations Board process will be held on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. Most graduate and professional school workers will vote in-person or through absentee ballots to decide whether to form a collective bargaining unit.

City residents call for permanent free buses

After enjoying free public transport for the past seven months, New Haveners and alders spoke in support of permanently eliminating bus fares.

Yale affiliates donated $1.8 million this election cycle, primarily to liberal causes

FEC and SEEC filings show that affiliates mainly poured support into Democratic campaigns.

Yale agrees to first graduate union election in three decades

The University’s statement affirms it will honor Local 33’s petition for an official election via secret ballot while maintaining a commitment to academic supervisors’ freedom to express opinions on unionization.

Over a thousand call for Yale to remain union-neutral at Local 33 rally

Graduate student workers described an email sent by administration in September as “anti-union” and called on the University to allow unionization efforts to proceed without interference.

City disputes FOCUS account of homeless encampment clearing

While the city disputes aspects of the story told by FOCUS leaders and explains protocols, advocates raise concerns about other tent city clearings.

A Taste of Claire’s World

Growing up in New Haven’s Wooster Square, colloquially known as Little Italy, Claire Criscuolo picked up a thing or two about making hearty, home-cooked meals. […]

Four months after being left partially paralyzed in New Haven Police van, Randy Cox prepares to sue

As a state-level investigation into the actions of NHPD officers continues, Cox’s legal team looks to bring negligence charges in a civil rights lawsuit.

Courtesy of Yash Roy