Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
San Francisco Cannabis Store Workers ‘Reap The Results Of Going Union’ With The UFCW – New Contract Features Salary Increases Of $3-An-Hour, Employer-Provided Health Insurance & An Employer-Sponsored Retirement Savings Account
Published on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA) - The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) scored another victory in the legal marijuana market when Workers employed at a San Francisco retail store voted in favor of a UFCW-negotiated contract. According to the Union, Workers at Stiiizy-Mission - located in the heart of San Francisco and operated by the Shryne Group, more»
“I Think We’re ‘Starting To Pick Up Momentum’” - Unions ‘Scramble To Gain Traction’ In Non-Union Cannabis
Published on Sunday, October 18, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
Although there are more legal Cannabis Workers in the U.S. than ever before, Labor Union Leaders acknowledge they still face an uphill battle - with both employers and Employees - in gaining traction in the growing industry. Increasingly, however, Workers in states with legal REC and MED markets are turning to Labor Unions to procure workplace more»
Published on Thursday, October 15, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA) - As businesses gradually re-opened amid loosened COVID-19 restrictions in the State of Minnesota, a growing number of restaurants and service workplaces in recent months have launched public campaigns to Unionize, marking a renewed wave of Organized Labor in the Twin Cities. A series of firsts has been established: In more»
Published on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(GENEVA, OHIO) - In an overwhelmingly affirmative decision, Honeywell Workers in Geneva, Ohio - who belonged to an Independent Union, have voted to affiliate with the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers. The 212 new Boilermakers were formerly part of the Perfection Employees Independent Union. “The Workers there ‘were looking to more»
Published on Sunday, October 11, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
LaborPress.org Editor’s Note: Katie Barrows serves as Vice President of Communications for the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union (NPEU), International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE) Local 70. She can be reached by e-mail at email@example.com. I’ve grown to despise the term “Millennial,” mostly more»
127 Encore Boston Harbor Casino Technical & Maintenance Workers ‘Go Union’ - Vote To Join IBEW Local 103
Published on Friday, October 9, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS) - The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 103 has announced127 Technical and Maintenance Workers at the Encore Boston Harbor Casino have voted to Unionize with the Local, which will begin the process of negotiating with management for a Labor Contract. The Casino Employees include Technicians – who more»
Seeking A ‘Fairer’ Workplace & ‘Better’ Working Conditions, 40 Retail Workers Employed At The Indigo Square One Bookstore In Canada ‘Go Union,’ Join The UFCW
Published on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO/CANADA) – Forty Workers employed at the Indigo Square One Bookstore in Mississauga have voted to Go Union with United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1006A. The Retail Workers were supported by authors, community leaders and shoppers, who encouraged them through Social Media with their Unionization effort. more»
Published on Sunday, October 4, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(OSSEO, MINNESOTA) – Health Care Workers at Villa at Osseo Nursing Home in Osseo, Minnesota have voted to Go Union, joining United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 663 for the better wages and benefits that come with a Union Contract. The Minnesota Bureau of Mediation Services certified the Card Check process and Villa at Osseo management more»
“Empowering Employees To Operate At The Top Of Their Games” - Ohio House Democratic Caucus Staff Make History By ‘Going Union” - Join The UFCW
Published on Thursday, October 1, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(COLUMBUS, OHIO) - Ohio House Democratic Caucus (OHDC) Staff in Columbus have made history by joining United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 75 and ratifying one of the first contracts by a Statewide Caucus in the country. The new Members of UFCW Local 75 joined UFCW for the better wages and benefits that come with a Union Contract. After the more»
More Than 200 Grocery Workers In The State Of Washington ‘Go Union’ - Vote To Join UFCW Local 21 For ‘Better’ Wages & Benefits That Come With Being A Union Member
Published on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(SEATTLE, WASHINGTON) – More than 200 Grocery Store Workers employed at Metropolitan Market and PCC Community Markets in Seattle recently voted to join United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 21 for better wages and benefits that come with being a Union Member. The Workers, who are employed at Metropolitan Market in Mercer Island and PCC more»
Published on Sunday, September 27, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE) - Restaurant Workers in Nashville are experimenting with new forms of organizing in response to years of management abuse and the new threat of COVID-19. In early March, just as the pandemic was looming on the horizon, but before any government-mandated shutdowns, a Chef in the city’s rapidly growing restaurant industry started more»
Published on Thursday, September 24, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(LAS VEGAS, NEVADA) - Station Casinos and the Culinary Union are celebrating their Union Representation wins. Just over a year after Fiesta Henderson Workers voted to Unionize, a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Hearing Officer has recommended that Station Casinos’ objections be rejected and recommended the Culinary Union be certified as the more»
People Magazine’s Digital Editorial Staff ‘Goes Union’ - In An ‘Overwhelming’ Victory, Media Workers At The ‘Most-Read Magazine In America’ Certify The NewsGuild Of New York As Their Bargaining Representative
Published on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(NEW YORK CITY) - The Digital Editorial Employees of People Magazine won their Union Election after a digital vote count conducted by The American Arbitration Association (AAA) – an overwhelming victory by a final vote count of 45-to-3, which secured Editorial Staffers’ Union Representation with The NewsGuild of New York. Digital Staffers more»
Published on Sunday, September 20, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA) - Nurses in Asheville, North Carolina have won a big victory by voting to Unionize, overwhelmingly, after many months of delay by their bosses and the government - and it’s being heralded as a victory for the entire Working Class, and particularly important in the South, where Unionization levels are the lowest in the U.S. more»
The Latest Frontier In Worker Activism: Zoom Union Campaigns – Workers Organize On Zoom During The Pandemic, Like This Group Of Pictured Teachers In California Who Recently Voted To Join A Union
Published on Thursday, September 17, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA) - Carolina Rodriguez said she had never thought much about joining a Union until a Co-Worker lost his job. The colleague, a fellow Teacher at a Charter School System in San Jose, told Rodriguez that his contract had not been renewed and he feared it was in retaliation for speaking out about a pay issue. Although Rodriguez had never more»
Cheers! Workers Employed At A Private Canadian Liquor Store Vote To Unionize With SEIU - Employees At Jak's Beer Wine And Spirits ‘Hope Their Successful Vote To Go Union Catches On’ At Other Jak’s Locations
Published on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(MAPLE RIDGE, BRITISH COLUMBIA/CANADA) – Seventy-five-percent of Workers employed at the Jak's Beer Wine and Spirits store in Maple Ridge have voted yes to forming a Union under the umbrella of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 2 They say while liquor store profits have increased during the COVID-19 Pandemic, it hasn't translated more»
Ending A 10-Year Battle To Unionize, California Medical & Clerical Workers Employed At Several Ventura County-Affiliated Clinics Vote To ‘Go Union’ With SEIU
Published on Sunday, September 13, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(VENTURA, CALIFORNIA) - A Labor Union that has been fighting for 10 years to represent Staff Members of Ventura County-affiliated clinics owned by private corporations has received majority support from Employees to Unionize. More than half the eligible Employees have authorized the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) to bargain with Ventura more»
‘All Eyes Are On Asheville Nurses’ Union Campaign’ - Vote To Unionize ‘Could Have Repercussions For Other’ Employees, Public & Private Employers In North Carolina
Published on Friday, September 11, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA) - Kerri Wilson and Stephanie Jones, two Registered Nurses (RNs) on Medical Cardiology Units at Asheville’s Mission Hospital, don’t see eye-to-eye on Unionization. Wilson, who wears a “Vote Yes” button to work, believes a Union will give her colleagues a collective voice to safeguard patient health, more»
Published on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(NEW YORK CITY) - If you haven’t read a lot of Labor History or lived through the Golden Age of American Trade Unionism in the post-war boom, you’ll find the story of New York’s Local 6 almost impossible to believe. The Local is the heart of New York’s Hotel Trades Council, which represents nearly all Workers at Manhattan’s more»
Published on Monday, September 7, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The 2020 edition of the annual Gaudium et Spes Labor Report issued by the Catholic Labor Network has found more than 600 Catholic institutions with Unionized Workforces. There are some recent organizing victories, said Clayton Sinyai, Executive Director of the Catholic Labor Network, most of those in the Health Care Industry and with more»
Published on Thursday, September 3, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(NEW YORK CITY) – An essential resource for local and national educational news, Chalkbeat’s Reporters, Story Editors, Engagement Team and Visuals Staff has Unionized with the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) - and their Union has been voluntarily recognized by management. Chalkbeat is a mission-driven non-profit news organization more»
Brew Hall Employees In Minneapolis Inform Management Of Their Intent To Unionize - Kitchen, Hospitality Staff Say ‘They Need’ Medical Benefits
Published on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA) - Employees at Surly Brewing Company's beer hall and pizzeria have decided to Unionize in a response to pay issues and safety concerns. The popular Minneapolis Brew Hall has been busy in recent weeks, but Organizers said many Employees are working without health benefits and have seen their pay decrease - even as the company has more»
Published on Sunday, August 30, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(ATHENS, OHIO) - Staff at Ohio University have overwhelmingly voted to form a Union in an election that has been many years in the making. The new Local, which will be part of American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Ohio Council 8, is comprised of Administrative, Technical and clerical Staff in a wide array of roles such as more»
The ‘Labor-Busting’ Law Firms & Consultants ‘That Keep’ Google, Amazon & Other Workplaces ‘Union-Free’
Published on Friday, August 28, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
American companies have been very successful at preventing their Workers from organizing into Unions in recent decades - one of the reasons Unionization in the Private Sector is at a record low. But what you may not realize is that a handful of little-known law and consulting firms do much of the dirty work that keeps companies and other organizations more»
Major Organizing Wins ‘In The Midst’ Of A Pandemic - Electrical Workers, Medical Workers, Riggers & Writers ‘Are Some Of The Country’s Newest’ Union Members
Published on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
Even in the middle of a pandemic, Workers are organizing. Elections were delayed for a few months while the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) figured out how to work from home, but they have now restarted and many Employees are demanding a voice at work, especially now when their safety and job security is so up in the air due to COVID-19. In Palmer, more»
Published on Monday, August 24, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA) - Workers at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) have won an historic Union Election. Earlier this month, 89% of the more than 250 eligible PMA Workers voted to form a Union through the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME). It was a clear message to the museum administration and to the more»
Greenpeace Workers Launch Union Drive - A Majority Of Greenpeace Employees Have Asked For Voluntary Recognition, ‘Adding Momentum To An Organizing Boom’ In The Non-Profit Sector
Published on Thursday, August 20, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Workers employed at Greenpeace USA have announced their intent to Unionize and are asking for voluntary recognition of their Union from management. The announcement comes during an organizing boom in the Non-Profit Sector. Greenpeace Employees have affiliated with Progressive Workers Union, which represents 400 Workers at non-profits, more»
Published on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(HOLLISTON, MASSACHUSETTS) – Workers employed by Mayflower Medicinals in Holliston, Massachusetts have voted to Go Union with United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1445 in order to achieve better wages and benefits. The 40 Workers joined Local 1445 because they were concerned about insufficient wages, as well as an unclear and slow more»
Published on Sunday, August 16, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(BALTIMORE, MARYLAND) - With widespread community support, Workers from the Maryland Office of the Public Defender (OPD) have announced their effort to Unionize with the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME). OPD Workers have formed the Maryland Defenders Union (MDU) and will join the more than 28,000 Workers represented more»
Macon, Georgia Kumho Workers ‘Overcome’ Company’s Anti-Union Campaign, Vote To ‘Go Union’ With The United Steelworkers
Published on Thursday, August 13, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(MACON, GEORGIA) – Workers at Kumho Tire in Macon, Georgia have won their battle to join the United Steelworkers (USW), despite the corporation’s relentless and illegal campaign to thwart their Organizing Rights. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has declared the Union Drive victorious after processing the final 13 ballots from the more»
Published on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
Strippers have been fighting for fair Labor practices for years. Until now, they've faced barriers to forming Unions. Most clubs hire Dancers as Independent Contractors, making them exempt from laws protecting official collective organizing efforts within their workplaces. But on July 31st, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) upheld a ruling that more»
‘An Organizing Success In The Age Of COVID-19’ - United Nurses Associations Of California/Union Of Health Care Professionals ‘Grows By’ 1,350 Members
Published on Sunday, August 9, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(SAN DIMAS, CALIFORNIA) - More than 1,350 Kaiser Permanente Health Care Employees have joined the United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Health Care Professionals (UNAC/UHCP) Family. The newest Union Members include Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists working in Kaiser Permanente’s Northern California Region. This organizing more»
“Some People ‘Are Calling This Moment The Great Awakening’” - Philadelphia Restaurant Workers ‘Are Organizing For Higher Wages & Better Working Conditions Despite’ The Coronavirus Pandemic
Published on Thursday, August 6, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA) - In June, as uprisings over racism and police brutality roiled Philadelphia, the owners of the revered Vegan Restaurants Vedge and V Street sent a note to Staff acknowledging the import of the moment - but quickly pivoting from human rights to animal rights. “Our business was born out of compassion,” they wrote. more»
Hearst Magazines’ Staff Of 500, Who Are Employed At 28 Different Magazines, ‘Vote Overwhelmingly’ To Unionize With Writers Guild Of America East
Published on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(NEW YORK CITY) - Hearst Magazines’ Digital and Print Staff has voted overwhelmingly - 241-to-83 - to Unionize with the Writers Guild of America (WGA) East in an election administered by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The new Bargaining Unit includes some 500 Members from Hearst Magazine’s Editorial, Video, Design, Photo and Social more»
Published on Sunday, August 2, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO) - In spite of a national health crisis and strong employer resistance, Baristas from two CoffeeMongers Stores in Albuquerque have voted to join United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1564 for better wages they have earned and deserve, the Union announced. A dozen Baristas at CoffeeMongers met with Local 1564 Staff via more»
45,000 California Family Child Care Providers ‘Go Union’ - ‘Largest’ Union Election Victory In Two Decades, ‘Positions Diverse Workforce To Fight For An Equitable Recovery For Every California Child’
Published on Thursday, July 30, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA) - California Child Care Providers have voted to be represented by the Statewide Child Care Provider Union, Child Care Providers United (CCPU). This result, which comes after Care Providers succeeded in their 17-year battle to win authorizing legislation from the state, gives them the ability to bargain together for higher pay, more»
Published on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS) - The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Kansas has recognized its Employees’ Union, the United Media Guild-Communications Workers of America (CWA) reports. The verified support for the Union comes through Card Check, which is a process in which a majority of Workers in a Bargaining Unit sign authorization forms, or more»
Arizona’s ‘First-Ever’ Nurses’ Union Contract Signed In Tucson - Agreement Culminates ‘Long Struggle’ For A ‘Voice In The Workplace’ & ‘Safe’ Working Conditions For Themselves And Their Patients
Published on Sunday, July 26, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(TUCSON, ARIZONA) - Registered Nurses (RNs) employed at St. Mary’s and St. Joseph’s Hospitals in Tucson have voted overwhelmingly to approve their first contract with the help of the National Nurses United (NNU)/National Nurses Organizing Committee. The vote was the culmination of a long struggle by the Nurses for a voice in the workplace and more»
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez For Congress Campaign Workers Just Ratified A 2-Year Union Contract That Includes Overtime Pay ‘Above’ 40 Hours Per Week - ‘Which Is Virtually Unheard Of On Campaigns’ - And ‘Unlimited’ Sick Leave
Published on Thursday, July 23, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(NEW YORK CITY) – U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (New York-14) Campaign Staff have just reached a deal to Unionize with the Campaign Workers Guild, ratifying a two-year contract that includes Overtime Pay above 40 hours per week (which is virtually unheard of on campaigns), unlimited Sick Leave, And Language Protecting Immigrant more»
The Unionization Attempt At No Evil Foods ‘Holds Lessons For Workers Across The U.S.’ - Employees At A Growing Vegan Food Company Have Insights Into ‘How To Overcome The Challenges’ Of Organizing In A Liberal Workplace
Published on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(WEAVERVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA) - Employees who try to Unionize their workplace can usually expect what is called a “Captive Audience” Meeting, where management gives their “perspective” on the Unionization Drive. Because management can force Workers to attend these meetings, it is often an effective tool if the leadership of a more»
Imagine An Employer Doing This In The United States: British Cleaning Company Suggests ‘It May Only Provide’ PPE ‘If’ Workers ‘Ditch’ Their Union - Employees Call It “Blatant Union Busting”
Published on Sunday, July 19, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(THE UNITED KINGDOM) - A cleaning company has been accused of threatening to withhold potentially life-saving Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) from Cleaners employed at a prestigious south London academy, unless they disaffiliate from their Union. In recordings heard by VICE News, Ridge Crest Cleaning Regional Manager Emma McNabola is heard telling a more»
NLRB Charges Filed Against The Progressive Climate Change Organization Sunrise Movement After The Alleged Firing Of Employee For His Union Activity
Published on Thursday, July 16, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(CLEVELAND, OHIO) - A Worker employed by the progressive Climate Change Organization Sunrise Movement tells Strikewave he was fired for organizing a Union and that an Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) Charge has been filed with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Akshai Singh, A Regional Organizer based in Cleveland for Sunrise Movement, was fired on more»
Published on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(NEW YORK CITY) - In a landslide vote of 46-to-1, Workers employed at the Children's Law Center based in New York City have decisively won their Union with the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys (ALAA)-United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 2325 in an NLRB Mail Ballot Election. These Workers are the latest in an upsurge of organizing of Legal Services Workers more»
In ‘One Of The Largest Organizing Victories In The South’ In Recent Years, Atlanta, Georgia-Based AGL Employees Ratify Contract, Become ‘Full’ IBEW Members
Published on Sunday, July 12, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(ATLANTA, GEORGIA) - One of the largest Organizing victories in the South in recent years reached a crucial milestone when the Members of Atlanta International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1997 voted overwhelmingly to approve their first contract with Atlanta Gas Light. The final votes were cast May 1st after failed Organizing Drives in more»
Published on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(HOOD RIVER, OREGON) - A group of 112 Workers employed at the Mid-Columbia Center for Living in Hood River, Oregon is the latest in a string of Behavioral Health Care Units to Unionize with Oregon AFSCME (American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees). The Workers provide mental health and addiction recovery services to residents of Hood more»
Cards Against Humanity Card Game Workers Unionize, Come Forward About Their ‘Abusive’ Office Culture
Published on Monday, July 6, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(CHICAGO, ILLINOIS) - The widely popular card game, Cards Against Humanity (CAH) labels itself “a party game for horrible people” - a slogan that’s aged quite poorly. If you visit their site, you might find yourself smirking at their ridiculous and vapid humor - like their Period Pack deck, which is all about “having your period, more»
Published on Friday, July 3, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(CHICAGO, ILLINOIS) - In a historic first for the State of Illinois, Workers at the Sunnyside Cannabis Dispensary in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood have voted overwhelmingly to Unionize with the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW). Overseen by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the Union Certification Election was conducted by mail due more»
“We Just Want To Be Appreciated” - 100 Black Women Vote To Unionize At Warminster Rehab Center Outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Published on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(WARMINSTER, PENNSYLVANIA) - The early months of the Coronavirus lockdown were tough on the more than 100 Aides employed at Delaware Valley Residential Care. The aides, Black Women making $11 an hour caring for patients with traumatic brain injuries at the Residential Rehab Center in Warminster near Philadelphia, struggled with child care as day cares and more»
Published on Sunday, June 28, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(LEDYARD, CONNECTICUT) – Para-Professionals in a Connecticut School District have not let the COVID-19 crisis prevent them from gaining a voice on the job as Ledyard Public Schools’ Para-Professionals have voted decisively to join American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 4 - which represents 30,000 State more»
Published on Friday, June 26, 2020 in Organizing News From Across The U.S.A.
(ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN) - University of Michigan (UM) Employees no longer need formal elections to form recognized Bargaining Units, according to a just-passed Board of Regents resolution. The decision - which passed by a 6-to-1 vote - comes after several months of deliberation on Labor issues at the highest levels of UM Administration. The proposal was more»