Today, in a historic decision the National Labor Relations Board ruled that “student assistants working at private colleges and universities are statutory employees covered by the National Labor Relations Act.” What does this mean? This decision recognizes that as graduate students who work as teaching and research assistants at private universities we are legally entitled … More NLRB (Finally) Rules: We are Workers!
On December 13, members of Graduate Students United delivered the #gradlaborcounts petition to the Chicago office of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The delivery was preceded by a piece of street theater, in which grad student workers implored the NLRB to wake up out of its coma so that it can perform its duties … More Video: Watch GSU Members Deliver the #gradlaborcounts Petition to the NLRB
Hey team, today’s the day we visit the NLRB at its office in Chicago and call on it to wake up and do its job for us and for every worker in America today. Here’s our press release — check back later in the day for photos and video from the event! # # # … More Students Rally to Rouse NLRB From Near-Fatal Coma
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 … More AFT and AAUP Announce their Support for #gradlaborcounts
GSU is launching a major campaign for the right to unionize as students at private universities. We kicked off on Monday, November 21st with a petition calling on the National Labor Relations Board to rule on a crucial case at NYU, which will determine whether graduate students at private universities have the right to organize and … More Petition: Grad Labor Counts!