Posts tagged living wage

    Syracuse University grad students want to unionize to improve wages, working conditions

    January 20, 2023 // SU plans to increase minimum stipends from $16,980 to $20,000 for master’s student workers and from $16,980 to $22,000 for doctoral students. The pay raises will begin in the 2023-2024 academic year. SU said it is also improving health insurance and child care subsidies for graduate student workers. SEIU already represents about 900 SU workers including custodians, housekeepers, maintenance and good service workers and library technicians.

    Mass MoCA Workers on Strike for Wages, Working Conditions

    August 25, 2022 // The employees are picketing outside the museum premises until 6 p.m., when it closes. They seek a minimum contract of $18 per hour for the first year of their contract and pay raises in 2023 and 2024. "We are striking today in our fight for a fair contract," said Maro Elliot, a member of the union's negotiating committee. "We're fighting for a living wage and fair working conditions. We believe that striking shows our solidarity and our commitment." We're hoping to increase that minimum to $20 an hour in the last year of our contract," Elliot said. "Unfortunately, Mass MoCA's offer right now is at $16 an hour, with no guaranteed annual increases through the life of our contract." Director Of Strategic Communications and Advancement Jenny Wright, benefits, health insurance, retirement, Bright Ideas Brewing,

    Nationwide push for unions expands to Capitol Hill after House votes to allow staffers to unionize

    May 16, 2022 // The House passed a resolution Tuesday night allowing congressional staff to unionize. House staffers will be able to join a union, if they choose, but it isn’t a requirement under the resolution.

    Willy Street Co-Op Worker Negotiations Come To A Close

    February 28, 2022 // Yesterday, the union representing workers at Willy Street Co-Op, the United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America, the UE, Local 1186, reached a tentative agreement on a new contract.