Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Workers Demand Fair and Equal Treatment
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CUE-Teamsters Local 2010 members on the campus of University of California at Berkeley gathered recently to deliver petitions signed by workers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). The petitions, delivered to the LBNL director Paul Alivisatos, called for the opening of contract negotiations and fair and equitable treatment of the workforce by the university.
The 163 LBNL Teamsters have been without a contract since 2008 as the university has continued to stall and delay negotiations for a new contract with the bargaining unit.
The LBNL workers are part of the 14,000 CUE-Teamster members that are employees of the university and work as clerical and administrative assistants at each of the 10 university campuses. The entire unit, which voted to affiliate with the Teamsters Union this past May, has been trying to negotiate a contract for the past two years.
"Our members have been more than patient with the university during this process," said Rome Aloise, Teamsters International Vice President and principal officer of Teamsters Joint Council 7. "However, it is past time for the university to do the right thing – sit down and negotiate a new contract with these workers."
SOURCE CUE-Teamsters Local 2010