Tag: UMass-Amherst

Victory! Undergraduate Student Workers at UMass-Amherst Say Loud and Clear, “Union, Yes!”

April 21, 2015

Last week, undergraduate student workers who provide academic support in University of Massachusetts-Amherst residence halls overwhelmingly voted for union representation with the UAW by a margin of 47-2. The University had fought against the peer mentors’ desire to band together for a voice on the job, and claimed that they… Read More»

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Victory! Undergraduate Peer Mentors at UMass-Amherst Win the Right to Organize

February 26, 2015

Last week, undergraduate students employed as “peer mentors” at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst won the right to form a union. The Commonwealth Employment Relations Board, which oversees labor disputes in the state, ruled in favor of the university employees after UMass-Amherst blocked their petition for an election earlier… Read More»

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