Service + Solidarity Spotlight: USW Tech Workers Ratify Historic First Contract at HCL

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The United Steelworkers (USW) on Thursday said that workers have ratified a first contract with Google contractor HCL America Inc., covering about 65 employees who are based in Pittsburgh. USW International President Tom Conway said the three-year contract improves wages, job security and working conditions. “After close to two years of hard work, patience and solidarity from our members at HCL, we are proud of what we achieved in this agreement,” Conway said. “More than ever, our struggle with HCL shows that all workers deserve the protections and benefits of a union contract.”

Members of the USW bargaining committee said that HCL’s treatment of workers illustrates why unions are more important than ever and pointed out the consolidated complaint issued against the company by the National Labor Relations Board over unfair labor practices. Click here to read more.