Posts tagged SEIU Local 500

    American University staffers go on strike over low wages

    August 24, 2022 // Citing low wages, health care and an abusive work environment, over 500 members of the American University staff union went on strike Monday morning. The strike, which is scheduled to last five days, comes after leaders with SEIU Local 500 and the school administration failed to come to a compromise on new contracts to address these and other issues earlier in August. Amanda Kleinman, Unfair Labor Practice Strike, Peter Starr, Emily Kim,

    American University staff preparing to strike over wages

    August 22, 2022 // Hundreds of staffers at American University plan to go on strike next week if negotiations over wages and health-care benefits with the school in D.C. do not produce a contract. American and a union representing about 550 clerical, technical and academic staff members have been hammering out a labor agreement for more than a year. While they have made progress on issues such as job security, they remain at odds over salary increases, said Sam Sadow, an organizer with Service Employees International Union Local 500, the union representing the staff members. Matthew Bennett, Amanda Kleinman,


    July 28, 2022 // Citing a budget shortfall and lowered enrollment, the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) announced broad staff layoffs just weeks after workers there voted to unionize and two days after the union petitioned management to refrain from making unilateral changes to their working conditions without engaging in bargaining. The restructuring is expected to eliminate roughly 10 percent of the union’s bargaining unit ahead of initial contract negotiations. Siân Evans

    Faculty Members at Howard University Threaten to Strike Over Working Conditions and Pay

    March 21, 2022 // During a demonstration held on campus Wednesday, several university faculty members, students and alumni leaders rallied in support of the school’s faculty as they argue what is low pay for non-tenured, full-time teaching faculty and adjunct professors. Some faculty members say if an agreement is not reached with the university by Friday, they will execute a strike starting next week.