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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Harvard grad students vote to unionize

Harvard grad students vote to unionize

Boston Globe By Katie Johnston GLOBE STAFF   APRIL 20, 2018   CRAIG F. WALKER/GLOBE STAFF/FILE   Harvard University graduate students have voted to join the United Auto Workers, part of a wave of teaching and research assistants on private college campuses embracing

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Georgetown University agrees to allow graduate students to vote on unionizing

Georgetown University agrees to allow graduate students to vote on unionizing

Washington Post Danielle Douglas-Gabriel April 2, 2018 Graduate students at Georgetown University will vote this spring on whether to join a union after students and school administrators reached a pact. (Jeffrey MacMillan) Georgetown University administrators on Monday agreed to let

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Unions Announce National Campaign to Aid Grad Workers

Unions Announce National Campaign to Aid Grad Workers

The Heights Anthony Rein March 15, 2018 Four unions began an “unprecedented” national campaign to aid graduate workers at private universities in attaining collective bargaining rights on Wednesday. Consisting of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), United Automobile Workers (UAW)—of

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