Posts tagged Teamsters Local 251

    Teamsters at RISD plan open-ended strike amid fight for first contract

    April 3, 2023 // Teamsters Local 251 announced Sunday, workers from Rhode Island School of Design will begin an open-ended strike starting April 3. Union members said the strike is in response to RISD’s failure to negotiate with its employees. The proposed strike comes less than two weeks after RISD employees held a one-day unfair labor practice strike. Teamsters Local 251 said they have since filed ULP charges against RISD for failing to pay a general wage increase and changing starting rates for employees without giving them notice or a chance to bargain. The group has worked for the last several months to secure their first contract but has been unsuccessful.

    ‘Neglected for far too long’: RISD essential workers union votes to authorize strike

    January 5, 2023 // But discussions over wage increases remain at the center of negotiations. According to Suazo, a vast majority of the RISD workers in the bargaining unit currently make $15 to $18 dollars an hour. “The bargaining unit members believe that they have been neglected for far too long by the school,” Suazo said, adding that no “significant move” has occurred regarding wages since the strike authorization.