House GOP Questions NLRB Agenda on Higher Ed
- Organized labor and higher education line up on opposite sides of grad union issue
- House of Representatives holds hearing on unionization on campus
- NYU Rejects UAW
- Labor board says recess appointment ruling won't affect review of pending cases
- NLRB to review whether graduate assistants can unionize at private universities
Two House of Representatives committees announced a joint hearing Wednesday on the National Labor Relations Board's agenda in higher education. Congressional Republicans have frequently clashed with the NLRB on issues outside of higher education. But now the NLRB is exploring the right to collective bargaining for graduate students and faculty members at private colleges. A statement announcing the hearing said: "Higher education officials are concerned the NLRB’s efforts to impinge into postsecondary schools could lead to reduced academic freedom and higher costs for students."