Two-month UWUA strike defeats subcontracting attack

20 August 2014
Local 537 of the Utility Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO (UWUA) marked an important win after ratifying a new labour agreement with Pennsylvania-American Water. The new agreement brings nearly 150 workers back off strike and turns back management demands to eliminate long-standing protections against subcontracting.

Members of UWUA System Local 537 ratified late August a new four-year labour agreement that includes solid job protections for working families and ends an eight-week work stoppage by nearly 150 union workers at four Pennsylvania-American Water worksites through the Pittsburgh area, USA.

The agreement turned back demands made by management to eliminate long-standing protections against subcontracting of workers' jobs and substantially curtail employee sick leave benefits.

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