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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Grad Tax Scrapped in Final Tax Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 20, 2017 Grad Tax Scrapped in Final Tax Bill Activism from thousands of UAW members helped end the measure Washington, DC – Today, Congress voted to approve a final tax plan. In contrast to the original

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NLRB Certifies Columbia Grad Assistant Union Election

Inside Higher Ed Colleen Flaherty December 19, 2017 The National Labor Relations Board certified the election results for Columbia University’s new graduate assistant union this month, despite the institution’s challenge to the validity of last year’s vote. Columbia argued that there were

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November 8th Rallies: Times and Locations

On November 8th – the one year anniversary of the election of Donald Trump – 13,000 grad workers will rally across the Northeast to protest the Academic 1%’s reliance on Trump Administration policies to delay and deny our right to

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