Saturday, January 24, 2015

Temporary Workers of America has retained Dmitri Iglitzin as legal counsel

We have been able to retain Seattle attorney Dmitri Iglitzin as legal counsel to help us in the drafting of the contract and the negotiating in the collective bargaining process.

Friday, January 16, 2015

In the news

This week we are in the news:

As temp sector grew, so did appeal of Union. Microsoft campus labmates bargain for benefits, in the Tuesday January 13 issue of the Boston Globe, by Katie Johnston

Labor issues at Microsoft prompt talk of policy changes, in the Thursday January 15 issue of  the Seattle Times, by Matt Day

Sunday, January 11, 2015

About the third collective bargaining meeting

Our third collective bargaining took place on Wednesday January 7 with Helena, Colin, Zac and Philippe representing the union. Lionbridge's attorney Tim O'Connell, kept asking us questions to clarify what was in our draft contract: a delaying strategy we try to counteract as best as we can but he has been doing it for 30 years while we have a learning curve. We did our 'best effort'. We are working on a revised draft of a proposed contract: if you want to receive it and are not on our listserve, Just ask us by emailing your request at

Lionbridge's answers to our information request before the third bargaining meeting

Find below the answers provided on January 7 by Jeanne Schreuder to the questions we had sent in an information request before the third collective bargaining meeting. We have have added two short comments at the bottom.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Third collective bargaining meeting: on Wednesday January 7, 2015

Our third collective bargaining meeting will take place on Wednesday January 7, 2015, from 3.45 to 5pm at a location that is not yet determined.
Please contact us if you want to attend.
All our best wishes for a happy new year, for all of you and your loved ones