Unions/unionization

Line in the Sand on Hiring

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Citing concerns about educational quality, a faculty union in Washington State refuses to budge from practice of adding full-time slots.

A Debate Reopened

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New decision sets stage for fresh look at whether graduate and research assistants have right to unionize.

Historians Honor Picket Line

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Honoring a labor boycott, the Organization of American Historians is moving its annual meeting from San Francisco to San Jose.

A Strike in Ann Arbor

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Graduate instructors at Michigan take a day off to force concessions at the bargaining table. University officials are unfazed.

Stepping Up for Part-Timers

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The Radical Caucus wants the MLA to do more to protect the labor rights of grad students and adjuncts.

More Help for Part-Timers

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The MLA's Delegate Assembly endorsed two proposals to bolster, in small ways, the status of "contingent" instructors.

Deal for Michigan and Its Grad Students

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With strike looming, university and teaching assistants compromise on pay, benefits and other issues.

Pickets and Protests

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Teaching assistants at Columbia and Yale vote to strike; students walk out of classes at Emerson to back faculty union.

Playing Defense and Offense

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Leaders of the AFT's college unions plan opposition to David Horowitz, cooperation with the NEA, and new organizing efforts.

Minnesota TA's Reject Union

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By a substantial margin, graduate students at the University of Minnesota have voted down a plan to create a union of teaching and research assistants.

Two-thirds of the 4,461 eligible graduate students at Minnesota's Twin Cities and Duluth campuses voted in the elections held last week. The union won the backing of 1,296 while 1,779 voted against it. State officials released the results Monday.

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