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Unionization

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Administrators Anticipate Meeting With Grad Student Union Effort

Members of Harvard's graduate student unionization effort will meet with University officials within the next 10 days, following the National Labor Relations Board's recent ruling.

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If History is Guide, Grad Student Unionization Path May Be Rocky Despite Ruling

​Even after last week’s landmark National Labor Relations Board ruling on graduate student unionization, the legal path forward for universities is far from clear.

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Ahead of NLRB Decision, A Busy Summer for Graduate Student Unionization

Two pending cases before the NLRB could result in a decision to classify graduate students at private universities as employees.

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GSAS Unionization Timeline

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GSAS

Student or Worker?

Over the past year, both the graduate student unionization movement and the opposition to it have become stronger and more sophisticated, with no clear signs of letting up.

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Columbia Grad Students Receive Additional Benefits

Following a nationwide push from for more graduate students benefits, Columbia University administrators announced Tuesday new policies of paid parental leave, childcare subsidies, and reduced fees for Ph.D. students.

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Central Administration

GSC Plans to Keep Council Open to Unionization Debate

Having concluded a year of lengthy discussion about graduate student unionization, leaders of the Graduate Student Council say they hope to keep dialogue open among graduate students as they look to the next academic year.

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GSAS

Grad Students Rally for Harvard to Remain Neutral in Union Effort

Staging a rally and delivering a letter to University President Drew G. Faust’s office, graduate students on Thursday demanded that Harvard remain neutral and not interfere as they push for the right to form a union.

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Union Block Party

Graduate student union supporters gather in the Science Center Plaza in April for a “Union Block Party,” hosted by Harvard Graduate Students Union-UAW.

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From the Wrestling Mat to the Bargaining Table

​At first glance, it might be difficult to picture Paul R. Curran, Harvard’s current Director of Employee and Labor Relations, decked out in a blue wrestlers’ singlet. He stands with the posture of a lawyer, often in a dark suit with a pinstripe-patterned shirt, but almost always grinning.

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Picketing The Prices

Over 200 Harvard affiliates gather to protest for higher wages and increased health benefits for Harvard University Dining Services Workers. The rally is the latest in a series of events SLAM has hosted since launching their “One Harvard” campaign.

Graduate Student Council Votes and Talks Amicus Brief
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Graduate Student Council Votes and Talks Amicus Brief

A Graduate Student Council member collects votes at a meeting Wednesday evening. In addition to voting for new leadership, the group discussed the amicus brief Harvard recently filed in opposition to graduate student unionization.

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Graduate Student Council Votes and Talks Amicus Brief
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Grad Student Council Condemns Amicus Brief Against Unionization

Clashing over issues ranging from the meaning of true democracy to the role of the Graduate Student Council, graduate students voted to pass a hotly contested resolution to condemn Harvard’s filing of a joint amicus brief against graduate student unionization at this month’s GSC meeting.

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Grad Student Union Effort Rallies Outside Mass Hall

​To demand a fix for the “leaky pipeline,” members of the graduate student unionization effort, along with undergraduates and university employees, rallied just steps away from University President Drew G. Faust’s office for the formation of a collective bargaining unit on Friday.

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