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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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