A Brief History of Local 34’s Seven Contracts

Over the last 13 years we’ve worked out a very successful partnership with Yale that has relied on a mutual understanding that if we work together, we can resolve our issues peacefully to the benefit of both us and the University.

Since 2003, Yale has grown significantly while we’ve been able to secure excellent contracts. For the 10 years following 2003 we grew as Yale grew, creating many of the good jobs that we all rely on.

As we engage with Yale once again to negotiate our 2017 contract, we can see that things have changed. The University is aggressively trying to change how our work in the clinical areas is performed, while across campus we are being asked to do more with less. For the first time in our history as a union, we are seeing the number of C&Ts at Yale decline.

It’s the first priority in our contract negotiations to reverse this trend, and across campus we are working hard to make sure we secure language that will protect all of our jobs.