UE Local 208 has achieved an important victory with a wage settlement, announced May 3, between the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and Stanley Associates and other contractors at the Vermont Service Center. The settlement means $2.9 million in payments to around 700 workers who have been employed by the contractors at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Center in St. Albans in the past three years. The money is owed because Stanley and the other contractors systematically underpaid workers. Read More Here
A little less than six months after voting to join UE, federal contract workers in Lincoln, Nebraska have their first union contract. The five-year agreement was reached in just three days of bargaining, which concluded on October 28, and ratified by the members on October 30. It includes substantial increases in compensation and strong language to protect workers’ rights. Read More Here
UE Local 208 has negotiated an agreement with FedConsulting, one of the contractors at the Vermont USCIS Service Center, that dramatically increases the wages of the 250 workers who came into UE only one month earlier. Just four days before the start of UE's 72nd National Convention these workers gained union representation in an election conducted by the National Labor Relations Board, winning by the impressive vote margin of 176 to 38. Read More Here
The members of Local 208 and 1008 have made big gains in their second round of contract bargaining since they organized into UE in 2008. The new four-year agreements are the first since a change of employers in April. LongView and FedConsulting now operate, as a joint venture, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service Centers in St. Albans, Vermont and Laguna Niguel, California, replacing Stanley Associates and other subcontractors. Read More Here.
Members' Persistence Wins Pay Raises In First Contract at Northrop Grumman
On September 12 workers at Northrop Grumman at the Vermont Service Center in St. Albans, Vermont voted to ratify their first union contract. The three-year agreement comes after months of struggle by the members of new UE Local 208. Besides solid contractual protections and benefit improvements, it provides 9 percent increases in wages that they employer resisted granting right to the end. Read More Here.