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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Graduate Students Held to be Employees - NLRB Rules Bargaining Group

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Punctuating a string of Obama-era moves to shore up labor rights and expand protections for workers, the National Labor Relations Board ruled Tuesday that students who work as teaching and research assistants at private universities have a federally backed right to unionize.

The case arose from a petition filed by a group of graduate students at Columbia University, who are seeking to win recognition for a union that will allow them a say over such issues as the quality of their health insurance and the timeliness of stipend payments.

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364 NLRB No. 90 COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY 08/23/2016 02-RC-143012