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How Graduate Unions Are Winning—and Scaring the Hell out of Bosses—in the Trump Era

inthesetimes.com by Daniel Moattar November 29, 2018 In a 1,035 to 720 vote, Columbia University’s graduate student union has agreed to a bargaining framework with the university’s administration, a milestone victory in the union’s nearly five-year campaign for recognition. The

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GRADUATE STUDENTS RELEASE PETITION IN RESPONSE TO UNIVERSITY PUNISHMENT

bcgavel.com by Thomas Ronan November 16, 2018 The Boston College’s Graduate Student Union (BCGEU-UAW) recently released an online petition in response to the Office of the Dean of Students punishing 16 graduate students for their involvement in on-campus protests. As

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Graduate Student Union Pickets Pops on the Heights

bcgavel.com By Thomas Ronan Oct. 2, 2018 Approximately 35 members of the Boston College Graduate Employees Union (BCGEU-UAW) picketed outside the Pops on the Heights concert Friday night, hoping to engage with BC alumni, parents, and donors. The picket lasted

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Graduate Union Interrupts Parents’ Weekend Event, Pickets Pops on the Heights

bcheights.com By Jack Miller Sep. 29, 2018 About 30 members of the Boston College Graduate Employees Union (BCGEU-UAW) first walked out of the annual President’s Address in Robsham Theater before carrying out a planned picket outside Pops on the Heights

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Graduate Union Interrupts Parents’ Weekend Event, Pickets Pops on the Heights

bcheights.com By Jack Miller Sep. 29, 2018 About 30 members of the Boston College Graduate Employees Union (BCGEU-UAW) first walked out of the annual President’s Address in Robsham Theater before carrying out a planned picket outside Pops on the Heights

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Labor Day surprise: Union membership grows by 81,000 in pro-business Texas

dallasnews.com By Mitchell Schnurman, Business columnist Aug. 31, 2018 Unions are having a moment, and it’s not just the Labor Day holiday. Even in Texas, where union membership is far lower than the national rate, there are signs of momentum.

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Brandeis and its Teaching Assistants Agree on a Contract

bostonglobe.com By Katie Johnson, Globe Staff Aug. 27, 2018 Graduate students at Brandeis University have reached a contract agreement with the administration, positioning them to be the first group of teaching assistants at a private higher-ed institution in New England

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Columbia University Postdocs Form Union with UAW, Petition NLRB for Election; First Private University Postdoc Effort Expands Growing Academic Union Movement

uaw.org Aug. 10, 2018 NEW YORK CITY — A majority of the 2,000 postdoctoral researchers at Columbia University have formed a union and today filed a petition initiating the certification process with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). “After hundreds

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