Scientists and Engineers Together/UAW, the graduate employee union at NYU-Poly, has invited two prominent and experienced attorneys to speak and answer questions about visa and immigration issues common to graduate student employees. The event will take place on January 30 @ 1pm at Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St, 2nd floor conference room. The event is open to NYU graduate students as well.
We want your feedback about the questions, issues, and concerns you would like to see addressed in this seminar regarding rights as an international student worker while in graduate school as well as options for continuing to work in the US after graduation. Please Please click here to answer a few questions that will help us plan the event and to reserve a seat.
The attorneys participating in this event are: Deborah J. Notkin, a partner in the firm of Barst Mukamal & Kleiner LLP and past president of the American Immigration Association (AILA), with nationally-recognized experience in business immigration; and Christine Brigagliano, from Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale, LLP, a nationally-renowned firm specializing in immigration and nationality law. For more information about these firms, go to www.bmkllp.com and www.vblaw.com.
As a union, we can address the concerns of international student employees in the context of workplace rights through collective bargaining. International graduate employees and postdocs represented by the UAW have won significant gains in compensation, benefits, and workplace rights through collective bargaining and have established a stronger national political voice advocating for the rights of immigrant and guest workers in the US. Even though the union does not represent GAs, RAs and TAs with respect to legal matters or visa processing, we want to provide information that may be useful in addressing visa/immigration issues.