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ACT-UAW (Local 7902) represents over 4,000 teachers at NYU and The New School

2014 Election Continues

Many members ran unopposed and have been elected to office, while others are competing. Learn more >

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A “Firestorm of Interference”: Understanding the Volkswagen Vote in Tennessee

In Chattanooga, Tennessee last week, we nearly witnessed what would have been a rare occurrence in U.S. labor relations: a fair and democratic National Labor Relations Board election. Volkswagen management had vowed to remain neutral and allow its 1,550 hourly paid employees to make the decision on unionization (whereas in the overwhelming majority of organizing campaigns, it is hostile employers and their consultants who choose whether the workplace gets a union). But a free election in the South was too much for right-wing activists and conservative politicians to countenance. In an unprecedented external campaign of intimidation and disinformation, they successfully swayed a slim majority of Volkswagen’s Chattanooga workforce to reject unionization at the last moment.

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NYC Opera 70th Anniversary

Local 802 co-hosts the 70th Anniversary of the New York City Opera, February 21 at 7:30pm at the New York City Center; this event will send the message of the vitality of union labor in the arts and power of working people in NYC; all proceeds to benefit the Musicians Emergency Relief Fund.

NYU Graduate Employees Win Back Union

After an eight-year struggle

Majority votes for UAW representation, determined to win contract by end of academic year New York– A majority of voting graduate employees at New York University chose to unionize in an historic election held on Dec. 10 and 11 that was certified by the American Arbitration Association late today. With a resounding 98 percent voting for representation by the UAW, NYU once again becomes the only private university in the U.S. with collective bargaining rights for graduate employees.

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Our union's V-CAP checkoff is a voluntary program that lets members support candidates who care about American workers and their jobs.

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Sign up here for the UAW Gimme 5 program and help build our union. Just five hours of your time will help us organize, mobilize and build power.

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If you are a graduate employee and have any questions or have been asked to adjunct, please contact GSOC/UAW Local 2110 immediately by emailing gsocuaw@gmail.com or calling 212-529-2580.

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