Question of the Month
From the Catherwood Library reference librarians
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Question: Can graduate students and/or teaching assistants organize a union?
Answer: Whether or not graduate students and teaching assistants are considered employees is being decided by state labor boards and the National Labor Relations Board.
Here are some resources that may provide useful information:
Associations, Directories, and Miscellaneous
- National Association of Graduate-Professional Students
- The Coalition of Graduate Employee Unions
- Relevant Links, including recent legal decisions
- Cornell Association of Student Employees
- Yahoo's Graduate Student Unions listing
- State University Graduate Student Negotiating Unit Collective Bargaining Agreement
- Directory of graduate student employee bargaining agents and organizations / New York, NY : National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions, School of Public Affairs, Baruch College, City University of New York, c1995 (latest edition available) ILR Library Reference LB2335.885.U6 D59
- Graduate Student Unionization in Higher Education
- Special Report about Unionization at NYU
- Critical Issue Bibliography (CRIB) Sheet -- Collective Bargaining in Higher Education
- Collective Bargaining in American Higher Education (Preliminary Draft, 4/2/2002, Comments Solicited) Ronald G. Ehrenberg, Daniel B. Klaff, Adam T. Kezsbom and Matthew P. Nagowski
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