Teaching assistants

NYU and UAW agree to terms of election for teaching assistant union

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New York University and UAW agree on plan to let grad students vote on collective bargaining, paving the way for return to unionization of teaching assistants at a private university. Expected legal showdown is averted for now.

NYU offers to let election go forward on union for teaching assistants but not research assistants

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NYU offers to permit election on collective bargaining for teaching assistants, but not for research assistants. Move marks shift for university, but union leader says it is based on "arbitrary distinctions."

NLRB to review whether graduate assistants can unionize at private universities

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NLRB votes to reconsider ban on collective bargaining rights for teaching assistants and research assistants at private universities.

Grad students rethink union strategies following NYU-UAW deal

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Graduate students who were hoping for an NLRB decision in favor of NYU students wanting to unionize are recharting their legal course -- with mixed enthusiasm -- in light of NYU's surprise deal with the UAW.

Survey compares views of graduate students at unionized and non-unionized campuses

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Study comparing grad students with and without collective bargaining for their teaching work finds that those with unions have better pay, and that they are just as close to their professors as those on other campuses.

Labor board says recess appointment ruling won't affect review of pending cases

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With two high-profile higher education cases under consideration, labor board says it will carry on as usual despite an appeals court's ruling that calls into question the legitimacy of its appointees.

Organized labor and higher education line up on opposite sides of grad union issue

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Major college groups and organized labor argue over status of graduate employees, and whether collective bargaining is appropriate for them. New question gets attention: Can grad student interests be represented only by their own unions?

UW-Madison’s grad student union doesn’t endorse governor’s foe

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Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin has targeted employee unions. But UW-Madison’s graduate student association chose not to endorse his opponent.

NLRB delays may prevent ruling on graduate student unions

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NLRB gridlock may mean that grad students at private universities don’t get the chance to unionize.

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