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    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.

    Strike ends as Teamsters vote 215-2 for new deal with Sysco Boston

    October 21, 2022 // “Corporations will fear the Teamsters,” Teamsters General President Sean M. O’Brien said in the statement. “Their ability to hold down our members is over. The Teamsters are ending it. Any company that bullies workers will be met with the full firepower of this union. Our momentum cannot be stopped. We still have open contracts around the country, and we will strike again and again to protect our members.” “As a result, and as part of the Sysco Boston agreement, the company agreed to withdraw all of its lawsuits and [National Labor Relations Board] charges,” the statement continued.