KBOO Workers win first-ever union contract!
The newly-ratified collective bargaining agreement mostly codifies existing employment policies into a legally binding contract. KBOO employees will also have a formal grievance procedure, and the protection of a union contract clause which says they can’t be terminated except for “just cause.” That means they’re no longer “at will” employees who can be fired for no reason.
Madelyn Elder, President of CWA Local 7901, said having a union contract brings KBOO into accord with its stated values. In its charter, KBOO lists values of “peace, justice, democracy, human rights, multiculturalism, environmentalism, freedom of expression, and social change.”
This article was excerpted from the NW Labor Press
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