Graduate Students Make Strategic Retreat

, Malcolm A. Kline, Leave a comment

Can it be that the Resistance, at least on the academic side, is realizing that President Trump may serve at least one full term? “Today, the University of Chicago Graduate Students United announced that they are withdrawing their request to have the NLRB recognize the overwhelming vote last October to form an AFT/IFT/AAUP-affiliated union,” John K. Wilson wrote yesterday on the academe blog he maintains for the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). “This is not the end of the union movement, but a tactical move to prevent the Trump Administration from overturning precedents recognizing graduate student rights.”

“Now, the battle continues to demand that the University of Chicago Administration stop violating the rights of its students and give them the freedom to choose to join a union.”