Bargaining Update

University of Toledo

After months of negotiations, members of CWA Local 4319 ratified a new three-year agreement with the University of Toledo earlier this month. Despite challenges caused by the pandemic, including the loss of bargaining team members to layoffs, the workers stood strong through months of negotiations and won wage increases, the recognition of Juneteenth as a paid holiday, reimbursement for safety shoes and winter footwear, and classifications for additional positions.


Workers at the University of Toledo voting to ratify their new three-year contract.

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Daily Hampshire Gazette

Workers at the Daily Hampshire Gazette and members of the Pioneer Valley NewsGuild (TNG-CWA Local 31041) have launched a “work-to-rule” campaign, taking a stand against understaffing and outsourcing at the Northampton, Mass., publication. The workers have been bargaining for a first contract with Newspapers of New England, Inc. (NNE), which owns the paper and eight other dailies, weeklies, and digital publications, for almost two years. Read more here.