Industries with growing union membership

By |2018-05-09T19:47:39+00:00May 8th, 2018|Media, union news|

Labor unions have a long history in public works and trades. Typically unions are made up of police officers, fire fighters, sanitation, electricians, construction workers, the health industry, and the like. However, recently there are a variety of industries with employees voting to unionize. Their reasons for voting to unionize are all unique to the [...]

Columbia grad students win battle to unionize

By |2017-01-27T19:59:44+00:00December 14th, 2016|Media|

Some time ago, an article titled Timeline of Tug of War for Graduate Student Unions was posted. This past Friday, the rope was pulled a littler harder in the students direction. Graduate students at Columbia University voted 1,602 to 623 in favor of the move to form a union. This union applies to graduate students who work as [...]

Timeline of Tug of War for Graduate Student Unions

By |2016-11-22T20:59:58+00:00September 20th, 2016|Media|

For over 15 years, graduate assistants have fought for their right to unionize. In the past, graduate students who work as adjunct professors or research assistants were under no legal obligation to be afforded the same rights as their academic colleagues. That is, until Columbia University's students stepped up to plate in August and petitioned [...]