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Sargent Workers Win Solid Agreement In Just One Day of Bargaining

03 March, 2016

On February 8, members of Local 243 voted 187 to 5 to ratify a new three-year contract that increases wages and the pension, and maintains the existing health insurance. Maintaining the medical benefits with no increase in costs to workers was one of the most important elements of the agreement, and members were extremely pleased about it. “We’re ecstatic our medical is unchanged,” 27-year employee Gina King told the New Haven Independent.

Another Back Pay Win for Republic Windows Workers, Result of 2008 Plant Occupation

21 January, 2016

Seven years after their six-day sit down at Republic Windows and Doors, which received national and worldwide attention and support, that courageous action of UE Local 1110 has brought them another victory. They will receive two weeks’ back pay from their former employer Republic Windows and Doors.

UE Renzenberger Workers in Six States Achieve National Contract

07 December, 2015

In the last several weeks, concluding on December 2, some 250 Renzenberger drivers in 14 rail yards in Nevada; Galesburg, Illinois; Ohio and New Jersey voted to join with 950 drivers in California and Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana in a national union contract. The new national agreement raises wages, adds paid time off days, and provides protections against favoritism and unfair discipline, including a strong grievance procedure and the right to union representation.

UE Local 808 Wins First Contract At Nebraska USCIS Service Center

03 November, 2015

A little less than six months after voting to join UE, federal contract workers in Lincoln, Nebraska have their first union contract.  The five-year agreement was reached in just three days of bargaining, which concluded on October 28, and ratified by the members on October 30. It includes substantial increases in compensation and strong language to protect workers’ rights. 

Unity and Militancy in Locals 208 and 1008 Brings Contract Gains for USCIS Workers

03 November, 2015

Over 700 members of UE Locals 208 in Vermont and 1008 in California ratified new five-year agreements in votes held between October 21 and 23 – agreements that would not have been possible without the strong activism and solidarity of workers at both USCIS locations.

Union Files Charges Against Federal Contractor For Suspending Union Leaders, Failure to Negotiate

19 October, 2015

UE has filed unfair labor practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board against FCi Federal, the private contractor that now operates the Nebraska Service Center in Lincoln for the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), in response to the company’s suspension of three union leaders for their union activity, and failure to bargain in good faith.



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