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In blow to graduate student union movement on private campuses, three would-be unions withdraw petitions

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In a blow to the graduate student union movement on private campuses, three would-be unions withdraw their petitions from the National Labor Relations Board, saying they'll instead return to seeking voluntary recognition.

Crop of 'anti-union' university websites sparks criticism from proponents of graduate assistant unions

Crop of university 'anti-union' university websites sparks criticism from proponents of graduate assistant unions.

U Michigan has one of the country's oldest graduate student unions and that hasn't held it back

Critics of this week's NLRB decision in favor of graduate student unions at private institutions say it could turn graduate education upside down. But that hasn't happened on a campus with one of country's oldest public-sector graduate employee unions.

NLRB says graduate students at private universities may unionize

Federal labor board overturns ruling that denied collective bargaining rights. On many campuses, grad students vow to organize. Many higher ed leaders and Republicans in Congress criticize ruling.

NLRB returns to issue of graduate student unions at private institutions

Board agrees to review issue of whether teaching assistants at private nonprofit universities are entitled to collective bargaining.

U. of Oregon grad students strike for better benefits

U. of Oregon graduate teaching assistants walk out, with end of semester looming, after failed negotiations over paid leave. 

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

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

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

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

Graduate student union organizers seek momentum despite political shift

As protests unfolded at universities across the Northeast, graduate students seeking union recognition face an NLRB that might no longer be sympathetic to their cause.

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