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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The push for graduate student unions signals a deep structural shift in academia

The push for graduate student unions signals a deep structural shift in academia

Science Magazine By Beryl Lieff Benderly Jun. 6, 2018, 10:35 AM In April, graduate students at Columbia University went on strike for a week to protest the school’s refusal to negotiate with their newly formed union. BEBETO MATTHEWS/AP PHOTO Years

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Two Movements Converge: #MeToo and Graduate-Student Unionization

Two Movements Converge: #MeToo and Graduate-Student Unionization

The Chronicle of Higher Education By Nell Gluckman May 18, 2018 The newly renegotiated contract for the graduate-student union at the U. of Connecticut includes a list of actions that can be defined as sexual harassment, like repeatedly standing too

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Columbia’s War On Labor

Columbia’s War On Labor

The elite university’s refusal to bargain with a student union could have far-reaching consequences. The New Republic By SARAH JONES May 1, 2018 The members of GWC-UAW Local 2110 ended a week-long strike at midnight on Monday. Their employer still has

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Harvard agrees to negotiate a contract with graduate-student union

Harvard agrees to negotiate a contract with graduate-student union

Washington Post By Danielle Douglas-Gabriel May 1, 2018 (Brent Lewin/Bloomberg News) Harvard University agreed Tuesday to negotiate its first contract with teaching and research assistants, a victory for graduate students who have fought for years to gain a seat at the bargaining

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