Unions/unionization

Playing Defense and Offense

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Leaders of the AFT's college unions plan opposition to David Horowitz, cooperation with the NEA, and new organizing efforts.

Minnesota TA's Reject Union

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By a substantial margin, graduate students at the University of Minnesota have voted down a plan to create a union of teaching and research assistants.

Two-thirds of the 4,461 eligible graduate students at Minnesota's Twin Cities and Duluth campuses voted in the elections held last week. The union won the backing of 1,296 while 1,779 voted against it. State officials released the results Monday.

TA Strike Impact

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Graduate students have started their walkout at Columbia and Yale Universities.

Will Professors Sign Up?

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A poll of non-union faculty members suggests potential to expand collective bargaining at colleges and challenges facing organizing drives.

Coke: the New Nike

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The soft drink maker -- and campuses that do business with it -- are the latest targets in the student 'corporate responsibility' movement.

NYU Rejects UAW

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The only private university ever to accept a TA union plans to stop collective bargaining with graduate students.

The Union Election That Might Not Count

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George Washington U. contests results of part-timers' vote to unionize, provoking outcry from adjuncts.

Fired Up at NYU

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President faces a crowd of professors and graduate students angry over university's plan to end its TA union.

Florida's Faculty Free-for-All

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When Florida overhauled its higher education system to shift power from the State Board of Regents to boards of trustees at individual campuses in 2003, it invalidated the employment contract between the regents and the statewide union that represented 10,000 professors, throwing academic labor relations into disarray.

Away From Their Desks

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With classes about to start, Youngstown State has one union on strike -- and the faculty union may soon join the picket lines.

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