[AFLCIO] NYU Graduate Employees Call for Fair Election, Not More Legal Action

More than 1,100 graduate student employees at New York University (NYU) and NYU-Poly have signed and delivered a letter to the university’s administration urging the school to respect their choice to join a union. The letter was delivered in anticipation of a decision by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that could reverse a 2004 decision by Read More …

[IHE] Students or Employees?

WASHINGTON — Are graduate students who work as teaching assistants and research assistants at private universities entitled to collective bargaining? The answer depends on whether these graduate student employees should be seen primarily as students or employees. If the former, the National Labor Relations Board would have a tough time saying that they have unionization Read More …

[TCOHE] NLRB Will Revisit Issue of Graduate Students’ Right to Unionize

The National Labor Relations Board says it will review its 2004 ruling that prohibits graduate-student assistants at private universities from unionizing. The board voted 3 to 1 on Friday to review that ruling by granting a review of two new cases, involving unionization efforts at New York University and the Polytechnic Institute of New York Read More …

[IHE] Revived Fight on Grad Unions

WASHINGTON — The National Labor Relations Board announced Friday that it will reconsider a 2004 ruling by the board that took away the right of graduate students at private universities to unionize. The 3-to-1 vote to reconsider the 2004 ruling was brought about by efforts to unionize graduate teaching assistants at New York University and graduate research Read More …

[TCOHE] NYU Graduate Students Urge Labor-Relations Board to Act on Union Representation

A delegation of 50 graduate-student workers from New York University traveled by bus to Washington today to deliver a letter to the National Labor Relations Board that asks for a quick decision on their nearly two-year-old petition for an election to vote on union representation. In June a National Labor Relations Board official declared that NYU teaching Read More …