Union-Busting in the Name of God

Union-Busting in the Name of God

Catholic universities are relying on a religious exemption to avoid recognizing workers’ rights—and workers are appealing to Catholic values to fight back. By Amy Littlefield, MARCH 31, 2020 Betsy Pingree has been living with friends for free because she can’t afford

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Grad Students Rally For Health Care, Harassment Protections

Grad Students Rally For Health Care, Harassment Protections

March 17, 2020  Julia Kiersznowski and Megan Kelly    The Boston College Graduate Employees Union (BCGEU-UAW) picketed and held a rally on March 10 where dozens of people urged the BC administration to meet with members of their newly elected bargaining committee.

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Boston College graduate student workers to rally for rights, protections

Boston College graduate student workers to rally for rights, protections

Karen Anderson CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — Some Boston College graduate student workers are threatening to call for a strike if the administration refuses to recognize them as a union and meet them at the bargaining table. They will be picketing

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NLRB Proposal Strips Graduate Students of Unionization Rights

NLRB Proposal Strips Graduate Students of Unionization Rights

September 30, 2019 Jack Miller    The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) proposed a rule last week that would designate graduate workers at private universities “nonemployees,” barring them from the right to unionization. The potential change reverses a 2016 decision that deemed graduate

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Warren Criticizes University Over Graduate Worker Union

Warren Criticizes University Over Graduate Worker Union

September 5, 2019  Jack Miller    The Boston College Graduate Employees Union (BCGEU-UAW) released a video from Massachusetts Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren endorsing its fight for recognition from the University on Thursday. In the video—sent to the union earlier

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Warren stands with BC grad students in union fight

Warren stands with BC grad students in union fight

By Deirdre Fernandes Globe Staff, August 29, 2019, 3:36 p.m.     Boston College graduate students fighting for union recognition from the Jesuit institution have received a morale boost from Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren. Warren, the Massachusetts senator, in a recently taped

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United Auto Workers Delivers Petition To Boston College

United Auto Workers Delivers Petition To Boston College

By Kirk Carapezza December 7, 2018 A national labor union delivered a petition to Boston College administrators Friday on behalf of teaching and research assistants who voted to organize more than a year ago, demanding that the school recognize their union.

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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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