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Student Assistants at Private Colleges and Universities Can Unionize

Posted in Union Organizing
Last week, the NLRB majority ruled that undergraduate and graduate students providing services as teaching or research assistants at private colleges and universities could be “employees” of their school within the meaning of the National Labor Relations Act. Therefore, these students could collectively bargain with their school.  The NLRB’s holding marks another chapter in the… Continue Reading

NYU Graduate Assistants Seek Recognition

Posted in EFCA, NLRB, Union Membership, Union Organizing
Recently, graduate students at New York University who serve as teaching assistants filed a petition with the NLRB seeking a union representation election. Click here for the New York Times story. The Graduate Student Organizing Committee, part of the United Auto Workers Local 2110, submitted union authorization cards reportedly signed by more than half of… Continue Reading