Topic: unionization

Hajdarovic GS: To protect graduate workers’ efforts to unionize, we must oppose the NLRB’s proposal

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Hajdarovic GS: To protect graduate workers’ efforts to unionize, we must oppose the NLRB’s proposal

October 4, 2019 0 comments

One of the most frustrating things about pursuing my PhD is having to explain to friends and family members, repeatedly, what I actually do all day. No, I do not have the summer off. Yes, I do get paid. No, I am not going to be a neurosurgeon when this is all over (sorry, Mom).

University graduate students gathered on the steps of Campus Center Thursday. The group protested a proposed ruling that would give private universities the power to not recognize graduate student unions.

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Grad students protest proposed NLRB rule

October 4, 2019 2 comments

“Solidarity forever, solidarity forever, solidarity forever, the Union makes us strong,” graduate students sang  in support of unionization at the steps of the Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center. Grad students and community members participated in a rally midday Thursday, many donning blue “Union Strong” T-shirts.

SUGSE held a rally April 8 ahead of the start of negotiations with the University to establish a collective bargaining agreement. The University and SUGSE will meet every three weeks for the rest of the negotiations.

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SUGSE, University begin collective bargaining negotiations

April 25, 2019 0 comments

Following graduate students’ vote to unionize in late November, bargaining committees representing Stand Up for Graduate Student Employees and the University began negotiations toward a collective bargaining agreement earlier this month.

A bias report submitted through the new system will be reviewed by faculty, staff, undergraduates, graduate students and medical students. It is unclear whether graduate or medical students will be paid for this work.

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Graduate Student Council receives update on new bias reporting system

December 6, 2018 0 comments

The Graduate Student Council heard updates on a bias incident reporting system and clarified the timeline for unionization at its last general body meeting of the fall semester.

Once the election results have been certified, the University will recognize Stand Up for Graduate Student Employees and the American Federation of Teachers as "the exclusive representatives of graduate assistants in the bargaining unit on employment matters," wrote Provost Richard Locke P’18 and Dean of the Graduate School Andrew Campbell.

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Graduate students vote to unionize

November 20, 2018 0 comments

A majority of eligible graduate student voters supported unionization in an election that took place Nov. 14-19, Provost Richard Locke P’18 and Dean of the Graduate School Andrew Campbell wrote in a community-wide email.

Letter: Paxson establishes false dichotomy between unionization and collaboration

Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Letter: Paxson establishes false dichotomy between unionization and collaboration

November 19, 2018 0 comments

To the Editor: Is there any evidence that unionization at other universities has corroded positive relationships between graduate students and administrators? If there is, President Paxson P’19 would do well to share it.

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Graduate students consider potential unionization

November 15, 2018 0 comments

Polling stations for the graduate student unionization election opened Wednesday, giving eligible students the chance to decide after years of conversation whether or not to unionize.

Wilks ’15 GS: Graduate student unionization improves power dynamics, institutional memory

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Wilks ’15 GS: Graduate student unionization improves power dynamics, institutional memory

November 14, 2018 0 comments

It is important to celebrate our achievements; Brown University and its student, staff and faculty representatives have accomplished a lot in its very long history.

Letter: Unionization would further shared governance

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Letter: Unionization would further shared governance

November 13, 2018 0 comments

To the Editor: In response to President Christina Paxson’s P’19 Nov. 12 op-ed in The Herald: “shared governance” is valuable to the extent that it includes shared power.

Paxson P’19: The value of shared governance

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Paxson P’19: The value of shared governance

November 11, 2018 0 comments

In the coming days, graduate student teaching and research assistants at Brown will vote on whether or not to unionize. This is an incredibly important decision.