Tag: Harvard University

Harvard Graduate Student Union-UAW Applauds Harvard’s Decision to Bargain

Harvard’s Graduate Student Union (HGSU-UAW) applauded Harvard’s announcement today that they will honor the clear majority vote in favor of unionization, and move to bargain with the union. 56% of voters favored the union in an election that has been certified by the National Labor Relations Board. In an email to the Harvard community that went out on Tuesday, University Provost Alan M. Garber wrote: “In light of the outcome of the vote and the existing NLRB precedent, Harvard is prepared to begin good-faith negotiations, guided by our fundamental commitments as an academic institution.” “We applaud Harvard for doing the ... Read more

UAW Graduate Workers and Harvard Reach Historic Union Election Agreement

Union and university will avoid litigation and move swiftly to NLRB election BOSTON – Today, Harvard Graduate Students Union-UAW (HGSU-UAW) filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to conduct a union election amongst Harvard’s 3,500 teaching and research assistants. In an election agreement signed earlier in the day, HGSU-UAW and Harvard University agreed on a complete election process avoiding lengthy delays that often occur at the NLRB. The election will take place on Nov. 16 and 17, 2016. “We have been working hard for the past year building our union in anticipation that the NLRB would restore our ... Read more

Graduate Workers Win UNION Rights in Landmark Labor Ruling

With UAW support, Columbia University and The New School graduate workers win cases at NLRB, restoring union rights for teaching and research assistants  Graduate workers’ cases break open possibility for higher education unions coast to coast Workers and supporters call on university administrations to respect fair, democratic elections NEW YORK – Graduate workers at Columbia University and at private universities across the country including Harvard University and The New School won back their union rights in a sweeping decision today by the National Labor Relations Board. With support for graduate workers’ rights at unprecedented levels nationwide, the Board issued today’s ... Read more