Labor supporters in Maryland are raising questions about the fairness of a state panel that recently issued a report calling for improvements in the treatment of teaching assistants and adjuncts at the state's colleges, but that largely punted on the question of unionization. Advocates for graduate students and adjuncts are saying that the idea of collective bargaining was largely ruled out by the commission's leaders early on, and that there was never a full exploration of the subject. The report that was issued described the panel as divided on such issues.
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