Unions/unionization

Harvard student workers are on strike -- again

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Graduate assistants and undergraduate tutors stop working for three days to push for a second union contract that offers more protections than their first -- including a union shop.

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Unions may have a new target: admissions workers

In wake of Hamilton College vote for collective bargaining, will other admissions offices see unions form?

Hamilton College's admissions workers unionize

Student workers in Hamilton College’s admissions office win bid for collective bargaining. The union is the first of its kind.

Faculty and administration decide when to go remote

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In an example of how universities and faculty unions can collaborate on pandemic planning, Northern Illinois University and its faculty union have agreed to push the remote instruction button when and if the campus test positivity rate hits 8 percent.

 
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Unions at Point Park and City College San Francisco fight for ways to save faculty jobs

Faculty unions at Point Park University and City College of San Francisco have found different means to the same end: preserving full-time faculty jobs threatened during COVID-19.

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NLRB ruling potentially limits which adjuncts can form unions

Trump-appointed labor board majority potentially limits which private-institution adjuncts can form unions, based on whether or not they have meaningful -- not majority -- involvement in faculty governance bodies.

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Black workers at universities often are left out of conversations about race and higher education

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Black workers at universities are among the most vulnerable people on campuses. But they often are left out of conversations about racial justice.

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Professors plan to strike for racial justice

Professors are planning a work stoppage and virtual, public teach-in on police violence and racism next month.

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No NLRB jurisdiction at religious colleges

In a blow to unions, NLRB overturns a rule saying that many adjuncts at religious institutions are entitled to collective bargaining.

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What lessons can be learned from the Wright State faculty strike?

Lessons learned from the Wright State strike: professors will fight against an imposed contract, for their right to bargain over health care -- and for basic respect.

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