American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten announced a statement of support for GSU’s #gradlaborcounts campaign and petition today. Weingarten notes that “Graduate employees at private universities should have the same right as their counterparts at public universities to have a voice in their workplace through collective bargaining.”
The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) also recently announced their support for #gradlaborcounts. Referring to the National Labor Relations Board’s ruling in the Brown decision that took away the rights of private university graduate students to collectively bargain, the AAUP release stated, “It is increasingly clear that graduate student employees deserve the right to unionize. The Obama administration and the remaining members of the NLRB must have the courage to right the 2004 ruling.”
Read AFT President Weingarten’s support here (link).
Read the statement by the AAUP here (link)
It’s not too late to sign the petition. Visit gradlaborcounts.org and distribute widely!