UPTE Weekly Update – October 6, 2021

Please find this week’s UPTE Update below. 

Labor Movement Headlines

Kellogg’s strike: 1,400 cereal factory workers hit picket lines – CNN

Striking Carpenters Union, Contractors Reach New Contract Agreement – Seattle Times

Pitt staff members launch unionization drive – Pittsburg Post-Gazette

Community Health Program Representatives Overwhelming Choose to Join UPTE!

Last Friday, Community Health Program Representatives at UCLA delivered a supermajority of signed membership authorization cards, declaring their intention to join fellow UC Healthcare workers as members of UPTE-CWA!

These dedicated staff provide essential care and services such as substance abuse counseling and domestic violence support to vulnerable communities, but have for years worked without the guarantees of benefits, compensation, and job protections afforded to their colleagues.

A dedicated committee of Community Health Program Representative leaders organized for months, leading the drive to bring their title into the Union and win the improved pay, retirement, benefits and job protections already afforded to their colleagues under UPTE’s HX Contract.

Congratulations to these workers for standing up for your patients and your profession! 

Welcome to UPTE!

Mt. San Jacinto College Faculty Reopen Contract!

Part-Time Faculty at Mt. San Jacinto College, members of UPTE-CWA, have formed a bargaining team and declared their intention to reopen their contract to demand improved compensation for the 2021-2022 academic year. These compensation reopener talks will be a prelude to the coming MSJC contract negotiations upcoming next year, where MSJC part time faculty will have the opportunity to fight for improved seniority, benefits, job protections, workplace safety, as well as fair wages.

IATSE Members in TV and Film Production Vote to Authorize a Nationwide Strike
Results show 90 percent of eligible union voters cast ballots, with more than 98 percent of them in support of strike authorization.

The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees announced today that 60,000 members who work in television and film production across the country have voted—by a nearly unanimous margin—to grant IATSE International President Matthew Loeb the authority to call a strike. This is the first time in IATSE’s 128-year history that members of the union have authorized a nationwide strike.

Sign the Petition supporting IATSE’s demands: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/tell-amptp-to-make-a-deal-with-behind-the-scenes-workers?source=direct_link&referrer=group-afl-cio **Please note that this petition is open to both IATSE members and non-member allies. Every signature counts!**

Campaign Tool Kit: https://iatse.net/about/mptv/amptp-toolkit/


Call for UPTE Photos

We here at UPTE are looking for photos of our members to use in communications materials. We want shots of members working. Do you have any of these photos? If you do, please send them to info@upte-cwa.org


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