Yale University has had a contentious history with its unions. But on Tuesday Yale and the UNITED HERE locals that represent the university's clerical, technical, service and maintenance unions announced tentative three-year contract deals, months before the expiration of current contracts. Yale and unions have been working to collaborate more and fight less, and both sides praised the agreement. The contracts include provisions for modest salary increases, job security measures, and an agreement to expand the unions' jurisdiction to new Yale campuses. More details on the pacts are available here.