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  • #52691

    Hello everyone!

    The University of Chicago’s graduate student union, Graduate Students United, has decided to bypass the NLRB and negotiate directly with the University of Chicago. The union is concerned a likely unfavorable ruling could harm unionization efforts against all private university graduate school students. Since a vital role of the NLRB is the certification that requires employers to bargain in good faith, it will now be up to Graduate Students United to find a new way to convince the university to recognize them.

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    #52698

    Hello everyone!

    The Daily Pennsylvanian just reported that GET-UP, the group hoping to unionize graduate student workers at University of Pennsylvania has just submitted a petition to withdraw to the NLRB earlier this evening. They are now awaiting an official acceptance notice. The reason they gave was the same given by Graduate Students United at University of Chicago in the preceding post.

    It’s certainly looking like the graduate student employee union may be falling dormant for at least the duration of this presidency.

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    #52767

    Hello everyone!

    We’ve got a major web redesign in progress right now, so we’re struggling to keep up with news. The Washington Post reported on Monday that Georgetown has agreed to let graduate students vote this spring on forming a union.

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    #52784

    Hello everyone!

    Columbia’s graduate school union has voted to go on strike effective April 24 in response to the university’s refusal to negotiate. Classes end on April 30.

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    #52788

    Hello everyone!

    Harvard graduate students voted yesterday 1,931-1,523 in favor of forming a union. Unless Harvard contests the results, the students can now begin bargaining with the school.

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    #52859

    Hello everyone!

    Brown University and Stand Up for Graduate Student Employees have finalized an agreement for a union vote according to the Providence Journal.

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    #53040

    Hello everyone!

    The election Brown University and Stand Up for Graduate Student Employees agreed to is now underway. Polling stations for graduate students opened November 14 and will remain open through November 19. Votes can be cast in person or via absentee ballot. The election is being conducted outside the NLRB and the American Arbitration Association is overseeing the voting.

    If the Brown graduate students vote to unionize, they will be affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers. (This was set by a vote in 2017.)

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    #53044

    Hello everyone!

    In what unions are hailing as a major victory, Columbia University announced it would recognize the graduate student union and it was willing to negotiate — under certain circumstances. Columbia wishes to “retain the exclusive right to manage the institution consistent with our educational and research mission.” It is, however, willing to negotiate wages and hours worked.

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    #53047

    Hello everyone!

    The election at Brown University has concluded and the results were announced earlier today. Approximately 60% of the graduate school students voted to unionize. Stand Up for Graduate Student Employees and the American Federation of Teachers will begin representing the roughly 900 grad students that work as teaching assistants, research assistants or proctors.

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    #53100

    Hello everyone!

    The Harvard Crimson announced an apparent breakthrough in negotiations between Harvard and its graduate student union (HGSU-UAW ) after several months of impasse.

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    #53146

    Hello everyone!

    The Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board announced today that the University of Pittsburgh graduate students can hold elections. The Pitt students are affiliated with the United Steelworkers. No election dates have been set yet.

    Best of luck with your applications!

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    #53166

    Hello everyone!

    BU Today reported Boston University is now offering a new vacation policy and improved dental insurance for its Ph.D. students. We think this is wonderful. We also very strongly believe this is being done to lower the students’ incentive to form a union.

    Perhaps we’re jaded. But that’s our belief.

    Best of luck with your applications!

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    #53168

    Hello everyone!

    We just blogged about the strike at UIC. The 1,500+ union members have been working without a contract since September. The strike occurred after 22 failed negotiating sessions including five with a federal mediator.

    Best of luck with your applications!

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    #53178

    Hello everyone!

    The Illinois legislature has sent Governor J.B. Pritzker a bill that would allow research assistants working in Illinois public universities to be classified as formal employees. Thus making it easier for them to unionize. The previous governor vetoed a similar bill.

    Best of luck with your applications!

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    #53182

    Hello everyone!

    The University of Maryland student newspaper, The Diamondback, has an article detailing the graduate students’ desire for a union and the opposition of their dean.

    Best of luck with your applications!

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