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Two unions debate in hopes of representing Northwestern graduate students

Yvonne Kim, Assistant Campus Editor

October 20

Filed under Campus

More than 100 people attended a debate hosted by the Northwestern Graduate Workers on Thursday between two unions — the Service Employees International Union and the American Federation of Teachers — vying to represent graduate...

Letter to the Editor: The American Federation of Teachers is the right choice for grads

October 5

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

Last month, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a ruling that grants graduate teaching and research assistants at private universities the same collective bargaining rights as their peers in public institutions within...

Northwestern graduate students begin to seek union representation after NLRB decision

Julia Jacobs, Editor in Chief

September 28

Filed under Administration, Campus

Some graduate students at Northwestern have begun to organize in favor of unionization in the past month, holding what one called a “flurry of meetings” following the National Labor Relations Board’s decision in August li...

Letter to the Editor: Graduate students should embrace the recent NLRB ruling

September 19

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

The National Labor Relations Board recently ruled that graduate students at private universities are considered employees. This ruling categorizes graduate students as university workers, paving the path for us to form a union....

National Labor Relations Board: Student assistants at private universities qualify as employees

Julia Jacobs, Editor in Chief

August 23

Filed under Administration, Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

The National Labor Relations Board ruled Tuesday that student assistants at private colleges and universities such as Northwestern should be considered employees, reversing a 2004 decision establishing that graduate students could...

NLRB decision draws near on whether graduate students at private universities can unionize

Julia Jacobs, Editor in Chief

August 22

Filed under Academic, Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

The National Labor Relations Board is expected to vote soon on whether to clear the way for graduate students at private institutions such as Northwestern to collectively bargain as university employees. Northwestern graduate...

NLRB will hold hearing on contested ballots in non-tenure eligible faculty union vote at Northwestern

Kelli Nguyen, Development and Recruitment Editor

August 18

Filed under Administration, Campus, Faculty

The National Labor Relations Board will hold a hearing Tuesday to determine the validity of 71 ballots cast in the vote to form a non-tenure eligible faculty union at Northwestern. With the current accepted vote count at 223...