Unions/unionization

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.

Loss for Private College Union

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Appeals court -- reversing NLRB -- rules that religious ties exempt Carroll U. from having to permit its faculty to engage in collective bargaining. Finding sidesteps Yeshiva issues.

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.

Defining Moment

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California State is in for dramatic budget cuts no matter what. The extent of layoffs, however, will be determined by a union vote that could pit full professors against part-timers.

The Price of Wage Concessions

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Faculty agreement to delay raises at Rutgers came with the realities of the recession and specific pledges on working conditions and financial transparency.

Organized Against Labor

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Conservative group has been filing information requests and complaints against university centers that work with unions; AAUP charges violation of academic freedom.

Union U

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Founded 1969 as a training center for organizers, the National Labor College aims to bolster the labor movement by focusing more on bachelor degree production and offering a broadened curriculum.

Strike Begins at Illinois

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The Graduate Employees Organization walks out as contract negotiations hit a snag. Students say tuition waivers are threatened; administrators say they plan no changes.

Strike Looms at CUNY

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Professional Staff Congress, representing 85 employees at the City University of New York Research Foundation, is likely to walk out over health care, raises.

'No University Is an Island'

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It's been more than a decade since Cary Nelson summed up his views on problems facing higher education in Manifesto of a Tenured Radical. As Nelson would be the first to admit, the issues he identified in that book have not changed -- or at least not in the direction he would want.

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