Make your voice heard! Take the FY17 bargaining survey today. Negotiations for the new union contract effective July 1, 2017, are scheduled to begin in November of this year. The challenges that we face are broad: the relentless push towards privatization, a tenuous economy, the declining revenues that resulted from the Supreme Court Wynne decision, and politically motivated attacks on public sector workers. Given the negative economic and political climate, your input is imperative and so is your involvement.
Fall is the time when YOU can support your union brothers and sisters through the AFL-CIO’s Community Services Agency. Designate the CSA as a recipient when signing up the employee giving campaign at your work — CSA’s United Way number is #8253.
You can also donate directly.
The professionals who drive the NIH shuttle buses haven’t had a raise since 2012. After going public with their demand for a fair union contract, W&T Travel Services owner Darnell Lee began a sustained campaign of retaliation and intimidation to quash their rights. The NLRB’s investigation into this blatant, illegal union busting is ongoing; however, the company retaliated by firing or suspending every worker that testified to the government about the company’s illegal behavior.
Every year, our union family celebrates Labor Day to honor our hard-working members, and working men and women across the country. Here at the International, we recognize that many of you have your own Labor Day traditions and events, parades, rallies, and picnics.