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NLRB Will Consider Grad Students’ Unionization Attempt at New School

The National Labor Relations Board voted on Wednesday to consider the case of graduate students at the New School who are trying to form a union. The decision to review an official’s July ruling that blocked the case could signal a willingness by the board to overturn a 2004 precedent, in a case at Brown University, seen as standing in the way of graduate-student unionization at private universities. Read more from The Chronicle of Higher Education… (Image courtesy Wikipedia CC4.0)

UAW Statement on Brown NLRB decision

Today’s decision by the National Labor Relations Board is a tremendous victory for the UAW and our members, graduate student employees at Columbia University and at New School University. For more than a decade the UAW has fought relentlessly alongside graduate student employees in private universities to win the right to bargain collectively. Earlier this week, we reached a tentative agreement with NYU for a contract that accomplishes substantial gains in compensation and healthcare. Now, this NLRB decision – fundamentally this is a victory for all graduate student employees who deserve the same fairness and organizing rights at Columbia, The ... Read more