Posts tagged Columbia University
Duke to Challenge Ph.D. Students’ Right to Unionize
March 14, 2023 // “Duke provides significant financial and programmatic support for Ph.D. students to help them reach their academic goals. That support is very different from an employment relationship. Duke will seek to present evidence demonstrating that its graduate students in their academic programs are not employees, and that the NLRB’s 2016 reasoning was incorrect.”
Yale grad students vote to unionize after decadeslong push
January 11, 2023 // Graduate students across the U.S., both at public and private institutions, have pushed in recent years to organize and bargain collectively. Columbia University, another Ivy League school, in 2018 agreed to begin contract negotiations with a union representing its graduate student teaching and research assistants, ending a long battle in which the university denied them the right to unionize.
Yale Union Election Is Latest Move in Campus Labor Renaissance
December 5, 2022 // Unite Here Local 33 previously won a set of elections to represent several Yale academic departments as separate bargaining units before pulling the petitions to avoid the Trump board ruling on the university’s appeal. The union was able to move quickly to an election following the flip of partisan control at the NLRB. The in-person voting will take place a little over a month after the union filed its Oct. 24 representation petition.
Spurred on by SWC-UAW contract, student workers nationwide pursue greater workplace protections
February 26, 2022 // The union's victories have spurred student-worker unions across the nation to fight for similar goals
Workers across the US are rising up. Can they turn their anger into a movement?
January 3, 2022 // So far, increasingly militant workers are lacking something vital: a leader who can unite them all. Will that change?
Columbia U. student workers launch second largest strike in the country
November 7, 2021 // Union of 3,000 strikes for the 2nd time this year.