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Breaking: SGA Supports Graduate Student Unionization in Statement

In a meeting this evening, SGA voted unanimously in favor of releasing a statement supporting graduate student unionization, making SGA the first student government body on campus to do so. In August 2016, the National Labor Relations Board ruled to allow graduate students at US universities to unionize, in a case that involved the Graduate Workers of […]

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Graduate Workers Of Columbia University Vote To Unionize

Graduate Workers of Columbia University-UAW has announced that votes are counted and graduate students at Columbia have voted to unionize. This comes after the National Labor Relations Board ruled this summer that graduate students at universities throughout the United States should be able to unionize, overturning a 2004 precedent-setting case involving Brown University. This year’s […]

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Union Election To Take Place At Columbia On December 7th And 8th

Back in August, the Nation Labor Relations Board ruled that graduate students could legally unionize. Today, Provost Coatsworth announced that the NLRB  has scheduled an election to decide whether grad students will henceforth be represented by Local 2110 of the United Auto Workers. Polling will take place next month, December 7th and 8th, at multiple polling locations: […]

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NLRB Rules Columbia Graduate Students Can Legally Form Unions

The National Labor Relations Board ruled on Tuesday that graduate students at universities across the country will now be able to unionize. The case involved grad students at Columbia, and overturned a 2004 precedent in a case involving Brown University. This ruling comes after two years of Columbia graduate students pushing for the right to […]

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Columbia Grad Student Union Petition Denied

This afternoon, Capital reported that The National Labor Relation’s Board has denied a petition from Columbia graduate students to unionize. The group “Graduate Workers of Columbia” began organizing recently on campus to form a union. However, their appeal has been declined based on the precedent of a similar ruling against Brown University. The Board’s regional […]

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