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Feb 15, 2018
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.

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February 15, 2018
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.
November 9, 2017
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.
August 30, 2016
Crop of university 'anti-union' university websites sparks criticism from proponents of graduate assistant unions.
August 25, 2016
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.
August 24, 2016
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.
June 2, 2016
Graduate students reach an agreement with Cornell that could carve a path for them to form a union, rare among private institutions, and avoid the long court battles that have been expected.
October 23, 2015
Board agrees to review issue of whether teaching assistants at private nonprofit universities are entitled to collective bargaining.
March 16, 2015
N.L.R.B. revives bids for collective bargaining for graduate students at Columbia and the New School, potentially permitting new challenges to ruling that has limited unionization.
March 11, 2015
Hours before a planned strike over prolonged union contract negotiations, teaching and research assistants"teaching assistants" to avoid repeating words? -sj at N.Y.U. strike a deal that they say includes historic gains. What does it mean for other graduate student workers at private institutions who wish to bargain collectively?
December 3, 2014
U. of Oregon graduate teaching assistants walk out, with end of semester looming, after failed negotiations over paid leave. 

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