Labor unions, which saw plummeting membership trends in recent years, are seeing a resurgence on college and university campuses in the form of graduate and professional student workers. The latest university to join the unionization…
Biden’s labor board lays groundwork for unionization of NCAA athletes
Under the Biden administration, there has been a re-emergence of labor strikes and settlement of labor disputes in favor of labor unions. The most recent example is an announcement by the National Labor Relations Board…
Graduate Students Make Strategic Retreat
Can it be that the Resistance, at least on the academic side, is realizing that President Trump may serve at least one full term?
Second Vote Required for Harvard Students who want to Unionize
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) told Harvard graduate students that they must have another round of voting to go forward in their unionization plans.
Boston College vs. Labor Board on Unionization of Students
Boston College, a Catholic college, is challenging the National Labor Relations Board (known as NLRB) over student unionization efforts at the institution. Boston College claimed that religious institutions are exempt from such efforts, supported by…
Hourly Employees at University of Chicago can Hold a Union Election, Announced NLRB
Undergraduate hourly workers at the University of Chicago library can hold a union election, said the NLRB.
Yale University Unhappy with Unionization Vote and Methods
From Campus Reform: According to Inside Higher Ed, teaching assistants in the East Asian Languages and Literatures, English, Geology and Geophysics, History, Art History, Math, Physics, and Political Science and Sociology departments all held votes Thursday…
Memo: College Football Players are Employees
From Campus Reform: The National Labor Relations Board’s general counsel said this week that football players at private universities are employees, and should be protected against “unfair labor practices.” Inside Higher Ed reports that Richard…
Harvard Graduates to Get Hearing on Unionization Status
From Campus Reform: The majority of votes of Harvard University students voted against forming a union for teaching and research assistants, but the number of contested ballots is greater than the margin of victory. The…
Northwestern Football Players Can’t be Banned from Using Social Media
After a complaint filed with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Northwestern University’s football players cannot be banned from using social media, which could be considered ‘unfair labor practices.’