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Student Workers at Swarthmore Planning to Unionize Over ‘Labor Exploitation’

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 10:00am 8/28/2018 at 10:00am

The tipping point for this is the discontinuation of a policy that paid students to host prospective students.

Campus Reform reports:

Student workers attempt to unionize, claim ‘labor exploitation’

A group of college students announced on August 17 that they will attempt to form a union of “undergraduate workers” in order to push back...

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Student Union Members at UC Berkeley Occupy Dean’s Office, Issue Demands

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 10, 2018 at 2:00pm 8/10/2018 at 2:00pm
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This is where allowing college students to unionize ultimately leads. Who couldn’t see this coming?

The College Fix reports:

Student union occupies UC Berkeley dean’s office for better pay, police ‘demilitarization’

Members of the UC Student-Workers Union, or United Auto Workers Local 2865, gathered at UC Berkeley’s Sproul Hall yesterday to protest against...

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Brown Agrees to Terms for Graduate Student Union Elections

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 1:30pm 6/23/2018 at 1:30pm

Some schools will eventually regret allowing grad students to unionize. This power will be used.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Brown Agrees to Grad Union Election Terms

Brown University and its would-be graduate student union on Thursday announced their agreement on terms for a possible union election, outside of National Labor Relations Board channels. The...

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Sanders Introduces Legislation To Deprive States Of Right To Pass Right-to-work Laws

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 2:00pm 5/13/2018 at 2:00pm
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As Democrats audition for their hoped for role as the new Congressional majority, the flow of progressive ideas just keeps coming.  So far, they promise to raise taxes, to manifest from thin air “free” college and “free” healthcare, and to be legislative busybodies who monitor our speech, thoughts, and...

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Report: George Washington U. TA Asks Students to Attend Unionization Sit-in for Class

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 12:00pm 5/1/2018 at 12:00pm

Is this where the unionization of grad student teaching assistants is headed? Union activism as a substitute for real classwork?

Campus Reform reports:

TA asks students to show up at unionization sit-in for class

George Washington University graduate students are seeking to unionize, and at least one Teaching Assistant asked students show up at...

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Graduate Students at Harvard Vote to Unionize

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 1:30pm 4/22/2018 at 1:30pm

It will be fascinating to see how this new power is used.

From Boston.com:

Harvard graduate students vote to unionize

A group of Harvard University graduate students has voted to join the United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, an unlikely union for academics.

The Boston Globe reports that 1,931 graduate students, including...

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Georgetown Will Allow Grad Students to Vote on Unionization

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 8:00am 4/4/2018 at 8:00am

This is becoming a trend at many schools. What will the schools do when these unions start flexing their muscle and striking?

The Daily Caller reports:

Georgetown Relents, Lets Students Vote On Unionizing

Georgetown University announced Monday that it will allow its graduate students to vote on forming a union, overturning a December refusal.

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Michigan Profs Demand Massive Salary Increase and Threaten to Strike

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 11:30am 3/31/2018 at 11:30am

Will students protest this? After all, the cost will ultimately be passed on to them.

The Daily Caller reports:

Michigan Profs Demand Double Salary, Threaten To Strike

Approximately 1,700 Michigan professors demanded a pay raise Wednesday that would nearly double the starting salary for lecturers and threatened to go on strike for two days.

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Teachers Union President Suggests Betsy DeVos Doesn’t Care About Children

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 2:00pm 2/25/2018 at 2:00pm
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Teacher unions on the other hand, are all about caring for the children, right? Please.

The College Fix reports:

Teachers union president: Betsy DeVos ‘in her heart doesn’t care about children’

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Ithaca Baristas unionize – how long before $5 coffee is ‘the good old days’?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 11:00am 2/13/2018 at 11:00am
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My post about Cornell students complaining about $5 on-campus coffee prices elicited a strong readership response, Cornell on-campus cafe raises prices after state-mandated minimum wage hike:

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Georgetown Grad Students to File With NLRB in Unionization Fight

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 10:30am 12/19/2017 at 10:30am

Georgetown turned down previous unionization requests by grad students so they’re bringing in the big guns.

The Washington Examiner reports:

Georgetown graduate students to file with National Labor Relations Board in unionization fight

Georgetown University graduate students are doubling down after school officials formally declined to acknowledge the creation of a graduate student union,...

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Graduate Assistants at Georgetown Want Union Recognition

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 2:30pm 11/4/2017 at 2:30pm

The left won’t be happy until all of academia is unionized.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Georgetown Grad Assistants Seek Union Recognition

Graduate assistants at Georgetown University on Wednesday asked the institution to voluntarily recognize them as a labor union affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers. In a letter to campus President John DeGioia,...

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Bernie Sanders Supports Unionization Efforts of U. Chicago Grad Students

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 1:30pm 10/17/2017 at 1:30pm
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This is a no brainer for him. Bernie also thinks school should be free – for the students.

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

Bernie Sanders Lends Support to U. Chicago Grad Students’ Unionization Effort

Sen. Bernie Sanders has lent his support to the unionization efforts of graduate students at the University of Chicago, as...

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Austria’s Student Union Rejects Anti-Israel Boycott Campaign

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 1:00pm 10/17/2017 at 1:00pm

Last week, Austria’s National Union of Students (ÖH), the country’s leading student body, passed a sternly worded resolution condemning the anti-Israel boycott campaign — or the “Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions” Movement — trying to get a foothold in the country. The student body raised concerns about the “growing presence of the...

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U. Chicago Grad Students to Vote on Unionizing

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 1:30pm 8/15/2017 at 1:30pm

If grad students unionize, what comes next? Labor strikes? Using union power for politics?

The Chicago Tribune reports:

University of Chicago grad students to hold union vote

A group of about 2,500 University of Chicago graduate students have been cleared to proceed with a union vote, a victory for organizers after a long hear...

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After Crushing Defeat In Mississippi Nissan Vote, UAW Vows To Fight Nissan In Court

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 8:00am 8/6/2017 at 8:00am
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Nissan plant employees in Canton, Mississippi voted nearly two to one against unionization, but the UAW isn’t giving up despite this crushing rebuke.  They are prevailing upon the NLRB to proceed with charges against the Canton Nissan plant that include alleged “unfair” treatment of the plant’s workers and “anti-union” activity.

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Nissan Employees In Mississippi Vote On Unionization (UPDATE: UAW Roundly Defeated)

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 4, 2017 at 5:30pm 8/4/2017 at 5:30pm
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Earlier this year, I wrote about the UAW’s unionization efforts at the Nissan plant in Canton, Mississippi.  Casting Nissan as the villain, failed presidential candidate and current socialist Senator from Vermont Bernie Sanders is stepping up his pressure on Nissan and its workers at the Canton plant.

Nissan’s Canton plant employees are...

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