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February 23, 2005

Despite NLRB, Graduate Teachers Threaten Strike

The NLRB ruled last year that graduate teaching assistants at private universiites have no legal rights under our national labor law. But unions were organized long before 1935, when the Wagner Act was first enacted, so there is no reason that those grad student workers can't demand their universities recognize their unions upon threat of a strike. And that's what TAs at universities like Yale are still doing. Rights under the NLRA have been so violated by employers and the anti-union burdens so large that grad students may find some advantages from escaping its regulations.

Posted by Nathan at February 23, 2005 08:02 AM