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Striking Case New Holland workers prepare to spend the holidays on the picket line

This time last year, 10,000 workers and UAW members at John Deere waged a massive strike that became a national news story. This year, workers at another industrial manufacturer are spending Thanksgiving carrying on a strike that has lasted for seven months, but has received significantly less national attention. As Mel Buer reports, “CNH Industrial, a multinational corporation, is an agricultural machinery and construction equipment manufacturer with 13 locations across the United States producing its Case and New Holland brands of equipment. Workers at the Burlington and Racine locations are unionized with the United Auto Workers (UAW)—UAW Local 807 and Local 180, respectively—and have been embroiled in contentious contract negotiations with the company since earlier this year. Their previous six-year contract with Case New Holland officially expired on April 30. After weeks of stalled negotiations failed to produce an acceptable contract, over 1,000 workers in Burlington and Racine walked off the job on May 2.” As the holidays approach and the weather gets colder, we need to remember the brave workers holding the line and fighting for a better life for themselves and their families. In this mini-cast, we speak with Marcques Derby of UAW Local 807, who has worked at CNH Industrial for 11 years.
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UAW election vote count underway in Ohio

Vote counting got underway Tuesday in the first direct election of top union officers in the UAW. It’s not clear when final results might be made available. A message to a representative for the independent monitor tasked with overseeing the union as a result of the long-running corruption scandal was not immediately returned Tuesday. ...
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UC Strike Partially Ends Following Agreement With One UAW Bargaining Groups

The ongoing strike of 48,000 University of California (UC) academic workers was partially ended on Tuesday following a new agreement agreement with 12,000 postdoctoral employees and academic researchers for higher pay and better job benefits. The strike began 15 days ago on November 14th. Months of negotiations between the University...

Some University of California strikers reach tentative agreement

(The Center Square) - The largest academic worker strike in U.S. history is one step closer to coming to an end after workers walked off the job. Nov. 14. The University of California and United Auto Workers Local 5810 have reached a tentative agreement for some of the workers on strike. According to the union representing post doctoral and graduate student researchers, the workers will receive pay increases of 20% or more, $2500 in child care subsidies, 8 weeks of 100% paid parental leave and...

HarperCollins Authors Are Turning Down Awards in a Show of Worker Solidarity

Since November 10, the unionized members of HarperCollins (owned by Rupert Murdoch’s Newscorp) have been striking. Both the one-day strike and, now, the indefinite strike come after almost a year of bargaining between the members of the UAW 2110 union (representing 250+ employees) and HarperCollins. In addition to fairer baseline compensations and union protections, UAW 2110 is demanding family leave benefits and clear, direct initiatives to address gaps in racial diversity in hiring and book acquisitions.

UAW postdoctoral scholars, academic researchers reach tentative deal with UC

The University of California reached a tentative agreement with postdoctoral scholars and academic researchers represented by the United Auto Workers union Tuesday. The UAW 2865, UAW 5810 and Student Researchers United-UAW unions – which collectively represent around 48,000 academic workers throughout the UC, including teaching assistants, postdoctoral scholars and student researchers – have been on strike since Nov. 14 as they call for fairer wages and better working conditions.

Hundreds of U-C faculty members pledge to back staff strike

EdSource reports more than 200 faculty members across UC's campuses had signed the pledge as of Monday afternoon. The pledge states, quote: "As long as this strike lasts, faculty across the system will be exercising their right to honor the picket line by refusing to conduct university labor up to and including submission of grades...”
Daily Californian

UC UAW Disability Justice Committee voices demands

The UC UAW Disability Justice Committee has demanded the University of California create a safe and healthy workplace as they negotiate on disability articles for academic workers. In their negotiations, UC UAW 2865, UAW 5810 and SRU-UAW have demanded the University of California meet the requirements of the Americans with...
Detroit News

UAW election: Challenger for president gains early lead, Region 1 poised for new director

Early unofficial results in the United Auto Workers' first-ever direct elections of international officers confirmed that at least one runoff will occur, and showed that a challenger for the union's top position was leading. Vote tabulation began Tuesday. Turnout numbers released by the court-appointed monitor tasked with overseeing the union,...

UC strike: Postdoctoral scholars, researchers reach tentative deal but will honor pickets

Have something to say? Lookout welcomes letters to the editor, within our policies, from readers. Guidelines here. In a historic breakthrough, University of California postdoctoral scholars and academic researchers have reached a tentative agreement on what union leaders said Tuesday would be their highest salary increase ever obtained but won’t return to work in solidarity with some 36,000 graduate student workers who remain on strike.

Students Advised of P/NP and S/U Grading Options

Mary Croughan, provost and executive vice chancellor, and Ahmet Palazoglu, chair, Davis Division of the Academic Senate, sent the following letter to students this afternoon (Nov. 29):. Dear Students,. The Academic Senate leadership and the Provost’s Office are working together on instructional and operational challenges related to the continuing UAW...

Detroit Evening Report: Ford recalls over 600,000 SUVs for possible fire risk

Ford is recalling 643,000 SUVs because of possible cracked fuel injectors that could lead to vehicle fires. Listen and Subscribe to the Detroit Evening Report. The faulty parts could leak fuel or vapors onto a hot engine and cause a fire. The recall includes Bronco Sport and Escape SUVs from the 2020 through 2023 model years.
Her Campus

What You Need to Know about the UC Academic Worker Strike

Starting on Monday, November 14, approximately 48,000 unionized academic workers from all 10 University of California campuses began the nation’s largest strike of the year. These academic workers include postdoctoral students, graduate teaching assistants, and student researchers. According to the labor union UC Academic Workers 2865, the Strike Authorization Votes were cast from October 26th to November 2nd, with 36,558 votes cast, 98% voted Yes to go forward with the strike.