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Graduate Students Can Unionize at Private Colleges, U.S. Labor Panel Rules

8.23.16

The article, “Graduate Students Can Unionize at Private Colleges, U.S. Labor Panel Rules,” featured in The Wall Street Journal,  focused on the federal labor board’s recent ruling that graduate students who teach at private universities are employees with full rights to join unions, a sweeping decision that paves the way for student unionization on campuses nationwide.

Joe Ambash provided commentary on the board’s decision.

“In their broad-based decision, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) swept aside decades of earlier history and basically said that any student who does either research or teaching in a private-sector institution will be considered a school employee entitled to be represented by a union,” said Joe, a Boston lawyer who helped write a brief filed by several prestigious universities arguing against a pro-union decision.

To read the full article, please visit The Wall Street Journal.

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