Some of the Biggest Labor Contracts Are Expiring in 2023

Negotiations will take place in 2023 for some of the biggest contracts in the labor movement, including at UPS and the Big Three automakers. Workers are hoping to take advantage of a tight labor market to reverse years of concessions and win big raises to help cope with inflation. New leaders in the Teamsters, and potentially the Auto Workers (UAW), have promised to put up a more aggressive fight. Source Source / Read More: Some of the Biggest Labor Contracts Are Expiring in 2023

Many Rank-and-File UC Grad Student Workers Are Unhappy With Tentative Agreement

While many University of California graduate student workers welcomed Friday’s strike-ending ratification of a new labor agreement that delivers increased pay and benefits, other rank-and-file union members expressed anger and disappointment that the deal does not deliver enough. The Los Angeles Times reports two bargaining units of United Auto Workers — which represent the 48,000… Source Source / Read More: Many Rank-and-File UC Grad Student Workers Are Unhappy With Tentative Agreement

Reformers Win Big in United Auto Workers Election, Reject Entrenched Leadership

Originally published by Labor Notes What is the mood at United Auto Workers headquarters today? Day drinking? Shopping for retirement condos? Dunning staff for money to try desperately to win the run-off? Shredding documents? Reformers in the United Auto Workers are jubilant as they seem set to make a historic change in the top leadership of their union, ending 70 years of one-party top-down rule. Source Source / Read More: Reformers Win Big in United Auto Workers Election, Reject Entrenched Leadership

Proposal to Democratize United Auto Workers Elections Leads in Referendum Vote

A potentially consequential proposal to help democratize voting within United Auto Workers (UAW) is on track to win, with most regions’ votes counted as of Tuesday afternoon. The proposal, known as “one member, one vote,” would allow union members to vote directly for members of the 13-member UAW International Executive Board, which is responsible for overseeing the union with over 600 locals across eight regions. With about 35 percent of the votes counted, election reform is leading by 63 to 37 percent, or a margin of 26 percent. For the past 70 years, the 400,000-member union has had a delegate…