Teaching assistants

End of the Picket Line

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Experts consider why a strike failed to get NYU to recognize a union -- even as graduate students seek new strategies to win collective bargaining.

Ruling Worries Academic Labor

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NLRB changes definition of who is a supervisor in way that some fear could hurt unionization of faculty members.

Unionizing Postdocs

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UAW's failed effort to represent 6,000 California researchers shows promise and pitfalls of organizing a unique higher ed population.

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.

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.

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.

All-American Union

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U. of Wisconsin says collective bargaining could endanger international students' visas -- a stance that organizers see as a scare tactic.

An Invitation to Unionize

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NEW YORK -- The chair of the National Labor Relations Board gave a strong indication here Monday that, now that the board has new members appointed by President Obama, unions could expect it to back collective bargaining rights for graduate teaching assistants at private universities. Her remarks came as graduate students at the University of Chicago -- in what could be a test case -- are considering affiliation with national unions for an organizing drive.

Showdown on Grad Unions

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New York University is once again center stage in the legal and policy debate over whether graduate teaching assistants at private universities can form unions.

NLRB Steps Toward Grad Unions

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Board overrules decision rejecting NYU union, and hints it will reverse ruling that has blocked collective bargaining for teaching assistants at private universities.

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