[IHE] Shift on Grad Unions

New York University on Friday offered the union seeking to organize graduate students something it has long sought: The university said it would stop legal proceedings seeking to block an election on a union for teaching assistants, and that it would respect the results of the election and negotiate a contract, should graduate students vote Read More …

[WSN] Mayoral candidates send letter to Sexton, administration

Mayoral candidates sent a letter on Friday, Sept. 6 to NYU President John Sexton urging him and the administration to recognize graduate, research and teaching assistants’ rights to unionize. Christine Quinn, Bill de Blasio, Bill Thompson, John Liu and Sal Albanese support the graduate workers ability to collectively bargain in their letter. Collective bargaining rights Read More …

[NYULOCAL] Council Speaker Christine Quinn Rallies In Support of NYU Grad Student Union

Members of NYU’s Graduate Student Organizing Committee flexed their political muscle last Thursday when their rally for unionization was headlined by City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, and supported by over 250 other state elected officials. The GSOC—NYU’s currently unrecognized labor union for Teaching and Research Assistants—has campaigned for collective bargaining rights since 2004, when the Read More …

[OP-ED WSN] Women’s History Month: A good time for NYU to become more inclusive

Published as an op-ed in the Washington Square News on March 28, 2013 as “Cuts to NYU graduate employee benefits hurt gender inclusivity in academic workplace”. Here is the original text of the op-ed written by Ashley Bate and Kaitlin Noss. This Women’s History Month there is a curious silence about how NYU’s recent cuts to Read More …