First Contract Ratified!


Union members today approved their first contract with Grinnell College, and the first in the nation between a private college or university and an undergraduate labor union. The contract was ratified by a vote of 33 to 1 after members reviewed the agreement’s terms and had a chance to ask questions of the contract bargaining team.

Highlights of the contract include

The contract covers all Grinnell College students who work in the Marketplace, and will hopefully soon cover all high school students that work similar shifts. New wages will take effect on October 1.

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