Supporters of Harvard’s student unionization effort held a rally in the Yard, urging the University to drop its appeal to the federal National Labor Relations Board.
The Undergraduate Council passed legislation urging University President Drew G. Faust to drop Harvard’s appeal to the federal National Labor Relations Board that argues the 2016 unionization election, in which students voted against unionization, is valid.
Yale and the University of Chicago each filed motions this year urging the NLRB to overrule a August 2016 decision that graduate students at Columbia may unionize.
A petition urging Harvard to drop its appeal to the federal National Labor Relations Board is accumulating support and now has more than 100 supporters.
Harvard’s student unionization effort could come to an end at the hands of Republican appointees to the National Labor Relations Board, one of a number of ways experts say the years-long movement could stall.
Blue Cross Blue Shield now covers drug costs for students enrolled in Harvard’s health care plan, a change that will be more expensive for some students.
Harvard has appealed a National Labor Relations Board decision to invalidate a student unionization election held last fall, the latest step in a process that has lasted months.
The ruling is the latest development in the drawn-out legal saga between the University and the union organizers since the initial election in November 2016.
Even before the National Labor Relations Board has finalized its decision, student union organizers at Harvard are preparing to launch another unionization campaign.
252 ballots remain under challenge from an election that could determine the fate of Harvard’s student unionization effort.
Both parties' briefs address two main issues: challenged ballots and allegations of an unfair election.