Teaching assistants

No More Pay Days

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Stipends are gone for some striking NYU graduate assistants.

A Strike Falters

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UAW and grad student leaders vow to press on, but NYU isn't wavering, many TA's are back at work and undergraduate support has lessened.

Trying to Raise the Stakes at NYU

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New president of AAUP is arrested in protest to back TA union -- and seeks to have professors join "personal boycott."

State of the TA Unions

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Organizers of graduate students convene to assess the year that was -- and to develop a national message.

NYU Strike Is Over -- Without Contract

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Graduate students resume teaching duties, failing to win recognition of their union.

End of the Picket Line

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Experts consider why a strike failed to get NYU to recognize a union -- even as graduate students seek new strategies to win collective bargaining.

Ruling Worries Academic Labor

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NLRB changes definition of who is a supervisor in way that some fear could hurt unionization of faculty members.

Unionizing Postdocs

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UAW's failed effort to represent 6,000 California researchers shows promise and pitfalls of organizing a unique higher ed population.

Return of Grad Union Movement

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Obama designates as NLRB chair a member who backs collective bargaining at private universities -- and that could be key step in reviving campaigns that have been stagnant since 2004.

New Idea on Grad Students, Unions

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NYU floats idea of having doctoral students join adjunct union. University sees path to improved education and compromise on collective bargaining. UAW sees end run.

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