Cleveland Water Workers Join the UWUA
In a major organizing victory, Cleveland water workers overwhelmingly voted to join the UWUA late last year and are now preparing to negotiate their first contract as members of Local 270.
The Cleveland workers sought out the UWUA because they were dissatisfied with the representation they were getting as members of an independent union. It was through word of mouth that they learned of the high quality of representation the UWUA gives its members.
A negotiations committee is now putting together new proposals in preparation for sitting down with the city of Cleveland to negotiate a fair contract that builds on what they have.