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Topic: NLRB

Roundup: Graduate labor regulations may see changes in 2020 election

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Roundup: Graduate labor regulations may see changes in 2020 election

March 2, 2020 0 comments

About 40 years ago, one in five American workers were union members; though membership has dropped to about 10 percent since then, labor is still an essential part of the American political landscape.

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.

The University and Stand Up for Graduate Student Employees are currently in negotiations toward a collective bargaining agreement. A recent tentative agreement crafted a grievance procedure.

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Proposed rule casts doubt over future of graduate student union

September 25, 2019 0 comments

The National Labor Relations Board released a proposed rule Friday that would exclude graduate students from classification as employees of their universities, putting the future of the Brown’s graduate student union in question.

Letter: We should respect federal ruling on graduate student unionization

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Letter: We should respect federal ruling on graduate student unionization

October 26, 2018 Comments are Disabled

To the Editor: I write to address a number of points made in a letter written by faculty colleagues regarding graduate student unionization, published in The Herald Tuesday, Oct. 23. 

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Letter: University’s stand on graduate student unionization

July 19, 2018 Comments are Disabled

To the Editor: In late June 2018, the University entered into a pre-election agreement with the campus-based graduate student union group, Stand Up for Graduate Student Employees. This agreement, which followed several months of negotiation, outlines the terms for a possible union representation election among eligible graduate students at Brown, […]

SUGSE, U. maintain position on unionization after new NLRB nomination

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SUGSE, U. maintain position on unionization after new NLRB nomination

October 12, 2017 Comments are Disabled

The National Labor Relations Board voted in a 3-1 decision to overturn the 2004 Brown University decision.

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University files brief against grad student unionization

March 2, 2016 3 comments

Brown joined eight other universities Tuesday in a filing urging the NLRB to continue recognizing graduate assistants as students, not paid employees.