Harvard student workers vote to ratify first union contract One-year agreement includes victories on discrimination protections, healthcare, and childcare

CAMBRIDGE, MA — Student workers at Harvard University made history today, voting in favor of ratifying their first union contract. The one-year contract agreement with the university will improve pay and benefits for over 4,000 student workers, and guarantee health and safety protections in the midst of a pandemic. The contract strengthens protections for student

UAW New School Academic Workers Reach Historic Agreement

New York City– Tuesday evening, a tentative agreement was reached between Student Employees of the New School (SENS) UAW and The New School on behalf of 700 Academic Student Workers. After fifteen months of bargaining, SENS UAW agreed to unanimously recommend this agreement to their membership in the following statement.  (https://www.facebook.com/SENSUAW/) Highlights of the tentative

Student Employees at The New School (SENS-UAW) Go on Strike

Academic workers head to the picket line after nine months of bargaining and a 99.4% strike authorization vote New York City – Student workers represented by SENS-UAW (Student Employees at The New School–United Auto Workers) went on strike this morning after a 99.4% strike authorization vote by their membership. SENS-UAW has been at the bargaining

Together We Win: Victory at the NLRB for Academic Workers

A Long, Hard Fight Ends in Union Rights It’s a victory for graduate workers not only at Columbia University but private universities across the country. In August, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) released a sweeping decision affecting graduate teaching and research assistants by restoring their right to form a union and bargain collectively. The

UCONN Graduate Employees Are Ready For What’s Next

First agreement ratified by 99 percent margin You know that you are on to something good as a local union when the original activists can take a step back and watch the newer folks, enthused with the passion for their new union, take charge and run with what was built. That’s the way it’s going

UAW-NYU graduate employees ratify contract

UAW-NYU Graduate Employees Approve Only Contract Covering Private Sector Graduate Employees The United Auto Workers announced today the ratification of the contract with New York University which covers over 1200 graduate employees, members of the Graduate Student Organizing Committee-UAW Local 2110, who perform various functions for the university including teaching and  research.  Once again, this 

More than 2,100 UConn graduate employees win union recognition

Graduate employees commend administration behavior as state labor board confirms majority support HARTFORD, Conn. — University of Connecticut (UConn) graduate student employees won union recognition today after the State Board of Labor Relations (SBLR) verified that a super majority of the workers signed cards authorizing the Graduate Employee Union/United Auto Workers (GEU-UAW) to represent them

NYU graduate employees win back union with 98% majority

Neutrality agreement paves the way for UAW representation after 8-year struggle NEW YORK — A majority of voting graduate employees at New York University chose to unionize in an historic election held on Dec. 10 and 11 that was certified by the American Arbitration Association late today. With a resounding 98 percent voting for representation

Together we win: A Contract, 2 Organizing Wins and 2 Strikes

Columbia University graduate workers walked off the job during finals to protest the administration not recognizing their union, even though the election was certified by the National Labor Relations Board. The graduate workers demand that the administration immediately begin contract negotiations. Plenty of Activity in Higher Education Academic workers at the University of Connecticut (UConn),