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NLRB Decision To Unionize Columbia Student Workers May Help College Athletes' Union Movement

Just over one year ago, the National Labor Relations Board declined to assert jurisdiction over Northwestern University's college football players. At the time of the Northwestern University decision,the National Labor Relations Board skirted the issue of whether undergraduate college students could constitute "employees" under the National Labor Relations Act. Instead, [...]

Universities fought unionization's 'one-size-fits-all' using identical arguments

yesterdayHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that grad students working at private universities can form unions, something that the universities themselves have fought tooth-and-nail for years, with elite universities posted FAQs explaining...Show More Summary

Columbia University Hoping Slick Website Will Convince Graduate Students Not to Unionize

On Tuesday, the National Labor Relations Board ruled 3-1 that graduate students at other private universities working as research or teaching assistants qualify as employees, and as such have the right to unionize. Columbia University,...Show More Summary

Grad Students Unionizing: A Signal For White Collar Workers

The National Labor Relations Board finally got out of its own way after a decade of dithering, and ruled this week that grad students who double as teaching and research assistants who work at private universities do, in fact, have the right to organize and press their employers for better pay and working conditions. Show More Summary

Unionizing Student Assistants Places Students at Risk

In a ruling that could disrupt many students’ educations, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled student assistants at private universities and colleges can unionize, collectively bargain over working conditions, and go on strike. Legally,...Show More Summary

Labor board says graduate students can unionize

According to the George W. Bush-era National Labor Relations Board, graduate students at private universities didn’t count as employees of those universities, no matter how much employment-type work they did. That means those students couldn’t unionize. Show More Summary

In Major Ruling, Grad Students Win Right to Unionize at Private Universities

2 days agoNews : Truthdig

By Deirde Fulton / Common Dreams The National Labor Relations Board announced that a previous ruling—that graduate workers are not entitled to collective bargaining because they are students—was flawed.

Grad Students Are Now Considered Employees in Momentous Educational System Upset

The National Labor Relations Board ruled on Tuesday that graduate students can be considered employees at private universities. Any grad student who works as a teaching or research assistant now has far more power in their position. The 3-1 decision would allow grad students to unionize and negotiate for better benefits from their universities. Show More Summary

National Labor Relations Board: Grad Students Can Finally Unionize

In a victory for student teaching assistants nationwide, the National Labor Relations Board ruled today that graduate students can unionize. [ more › ]

Chipotle can no longer fire employees for complaining on Twitter

Chipotle employees, tweet your hearts out.  The National Labor Relations Board ruled that Chipotle can't fire employees for airing their grievances with the company on Twitter or other social networks. More than that, the company can't...Show More Summary

NLRB Rules Graduate Students Are Employees With The Right To Unionize

3 days agoNews : The Two-Way

The 3-1 decision by the National Labor Relations Board reverses a 2004 ruling and opens the door to union drives at private universities across the country.

In a Major Reversal, Labor Board Says Graduate Student Workers at Private Colleges Can Unionize

Reversing a landmark ruling from the George W. Bush era, the National Labor Relations Board ruled today that graduate students who work as teaching and research assistants at private universities have the right to form labor unions. "This...Show More Summary

In Landmark Decision, NLRB Allows Graduate Students at Private Universities to Unionize

On Tuesday, the National Labor Relations Board ruled that graduate students employed by private universities are permitted to unionize under federal law. The 3-1 decision reversed a previous NLRB ruling that barred these students from unionizing in 2004. Show More Summary

Elections Matter, Cot’d

NLRB appointments are important: Graduate students who work as teaching and research assistants at private universities are entitled to collective bargaining, the National Labor Relations Board ruled Tuesday. The NLRB said that a previous ruling by the board — that these workers were not entitled to collective bargaining because they are students — was flawed. […]

Here Come Student Worker Unions At Private Colleges

A new National Labor Relations Board ruling means undergraduates and graduates with teaching-related jobs at their schools will be able to join unions.

Grad students at private universities get OK to unionize

The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that student teachers and research assistants at private universities are employees and have a right to be represented by unions. The 3-1 ruling Tuesday... To view the full story, click the title link.

Graduate Students At Private Universities Can Now Unionize

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

The National Labor Relations Board ruled Tuesday that graduate assistants at Columbia University are eligible to unionize, a highly anticipated decision that will reverberate throughout higher education. In its 3-1 ruling, the boardShow More Summary

Graduate Students Clear Hurdle in Effort to Form Union

3 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

A ruling by the National Labor Relations Board involving students at Columbia opens the door for teaching assistants at private universities to organize.

Unions and Trump Face Off in Vegas, and the Unions Are Winning

The New York-based conglomerate has the smallest heart when it comes to its employees and contractors. A settlement was announced Thursday between Trump International Hotel Las Vegas and the National Labor Relations Board, adding toShow More Summary

The government's labor agency has filed a formal complaint against WeWork

Labor issues continue to plague $16 billion co-working startup WeWork. WeWork, which aims to build " beautiful, shared office spaces" with a community mindset, is now facing a formal complaint from the National Labor Relations Board. The...Show More Summary

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