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UofM Lecturers’ Union Wins Big on Salary Minimums and More

Following nine months of negotiations, the University of Michigan Lecturers’ Employee Organization approved a three-year contract with  96.6%  of union members voting to ratify. The contract outlines a rise in minimum salary to $51,000 by the 2023-24 academic year for lecturers on all three of the university’s campuses.

Many lecturers expect an over $12,000 increase to their salary thanks to this contract.

Other wins include benefits, longevity raises, increased job security, enhanced sick pay, title changes, and annual raises.

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Starbucks Union Campaign Grows Rapidly

Organizers tell us Employees at 54 Starbucks stores across 19 U.S. states are pursuing union elections. This comes following the successful unionization of workers in Buffalo who are now beginning negotiations with Starbucks.

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John Deere Workers Ratify Strong, New Contract

In November 2021, over 10,000 John Deere employees, unionized through United Auto Workers, ended a strike to vote in a valuable new contract including protections from management schemes to eliminate pension plans, preserved benefits, and large pay raises and bonuses.