This section will contain articles written by our Education Committee to help educate our members.

Our contract is a legally binding document that the union negotiates with the company on our behalf. The time length usually varies from local to local, but our contract is five years. The contract lays out how the company and union will perform for the duration set forth. Because of the language in our contract, the company was able to extend it for another year, until August 11, 2023. We encourage everyone to start carefully reading the contract and highlighting and/or making note of things you wish to see changed for the new contract.

A Union is an organization intent on maintaining and/or improving working conditions. As a union, we negotiate terms and conditions for a contract with the company. The executive board and reps are chosen to continue the improvements and make sure the company abides by the contract. They fight on our behalf on a daily basis.

‘Unity (as of a group or class) that produces or is based on community of interests, objectives, and standards’

                                -  Merriam-Webster definition

What do you think of when you hear ‘solidarity’? Do you think of major movements, such as Women’s Rights Marches or the Black Lives Matter movement? Do you think of moments at work where you and your co-workers stood together to be heard? What about more personal experiences, such as rallying behind a loved one fighting cancer or bringing awareness to gun violence, autism, and so on?