Graduate Students on Private Campuses Can Unionize
An August 24 ruling by the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) has restored the collective bargaining rights of graduate student employees at private institutions. The decision overturns a previous ruling against graduate student unions at private colleges and universities which the NLRB oversees. Graduate students and professors across the country celebrated the NLRB’s ruling, but opponents of the decision believe unionization could negatively impact student-institution relationships and lead to teaching strikes. More regarding last month’s NLRB ruling on graduate student unions at private institutions is available on the Inside Higher Ed website.