Bargaining Update

University of California
Thousands of UPTE-CWA members have voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike at the University of California in support of the AFSCME PCT Unit. UPTE members are ready to fight as long and as hard as it takes for UC to treat students, patients, and their co-workers in the PCT Unit with the respect they deserve.
AFSCME has announced that their PCT workers will strike from October 23-25. UPTE's HX, RX, and TX members will be striking in solidarity.
UPTE members are more committed than ever to making sure that all UC workers are treated with justice and dignity, and that UC serves the interests of students, workers, patients, and the community – not just Chancellors, CEOs, and Regents.
Learn more about the October 23-25 solidarity strike here.


Digital First Media

Management for Digital First Media, speaking for its corporate masters at the New York vulture fund Alden Global Capital, rejected a modified wage proposal last week by the unions that comprise the DFM Caucus, including NewsGuild-CWA.

Management made no counterproposal after rejecting the unions' modified wage proposal, which called for a raise of four percent effective July 1 of this year. DFM earned $160 million in profit last year, twice what other newspaper companies typically earn, but most DFM workers have not had a wage increase for more than two years.

Union members have resolved to continue the joint union campaign.


Miami Air

Flight Attendants at charter airline Miami Air, represented by AFA-CWA, voted overwhelmingly last week to ratify a new contract. The five-year agreement provides immediate pay raises and a per diem, and improved work rules for more than 100 Flight Attendants.

"Miami Air Flight Attendants stood together throughout negotiations and a year ago authorized a strike, if necessary. We ratified a new contract that will provide much needed wage increases for Flight Attendants and their families," said Natasha Glasper, AFA-CWA Miami Air President.


Duquesne Club

Workers at the Duquesne Club in Pittsburgh, members of CWA Local 13500, ratified a new four-year agreement covering 125 employees, which includes wage increases and improvements on health care, retirement, vacation allowance, and other working conditions.