Breaking: Labor board affirms Pitt grad students have right to unionize

Labor Relations

The Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board ruled Thursday that Pitt’s graduate student employees are entitled to unionize, a step forward in graduate students’ multi-year battle to form a union.  Despite arguments from Pitt’s legal representation that graduate students are not university employees, the board found that approximately 2,000 teaching assistants, teaching fellows, graduate assistants and graduate student researchers are employees and have a right to unionize.

Union organizers said they will now move forward with planning an election.  For the full article, click here…

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