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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
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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
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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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Union Backing Protesters March During Yale Graduation

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This demonstration was connected to the grad students who recently held a symbolic hunger strike.

The Daily Caller reports:

BREAKING — Thousands Of Union Protestors Disrupt Yale Graduation

Thousands of union activists have swarmed downtown New Haven to force Yale University to negotiate a contract that would bring its recently formed union to the...

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Wisconsin War on Scott Walker was training ground for #TheResistance War on Trump

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 2:30pm 5/16/2017 at 2:30pm

In our report earlier, we noted that the “Resistance” to Donald Trump is unlike anything seen in the opposition to Obama, The “Resistance” Moves Towards Violence and Intimidation as Key Tactic.

The opposition to Trump is becoming increasingly violent, and explicitly seeks to drive political intimidation into personal spaces by confronting Republicans everywhere they...

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Price for speaking against campus left “might be your reputation”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 7:00am 5/2/2017 at 7:00am

The price to be paid by conservatives on campus is a topic I have been covering frequently.

I discussed recently the issues at Cornell in For conservatives at Cornell University, high price for free speech, and more generally the atmosphere on many campuses in The new Cultural Revolution on Campuses

On May 1, 2017, I...

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Smear campaign against Cornell prof who opposed grad student unionization

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 8:30pm 4/27/2017 at 8:30pm

David B. Collum is a world-renowned Chemistry Professor at Cornell University, where I teach at the law school. He has been at Cornell since 1980, and is Department Chair through the end of this academic year.

I don’t know Dave well, but we have met before.

He is something of a Renaissance man, able...

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Yale Students Engage in Symbolic Hunger Strike for Collective Bargaining

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Yale students are engaging in a hunger strike for collective bargaining rights but you need to read the fine print on their fast.

First, this report from the Yale Daily News:

Local 33 members begin hunger strike

Eight members of the graduate student union Local 33 began an indefinite, collective fast in front of...

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In California, businesses battle Teamsters for pot distribution

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 27, 2017 at 8:30am 3/27/2017 at 8:30am

When Californian’s went to the polls this November to approve the legalization of marijuana for personal use, little did they realize it would morph into a battle between unions and business.

The state is now slated to begin distributing licenses to marijuana businesses on Jan 1, 2018. Therefore, the Golden State’s leg...

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Right-to-work: Mississippi Nissan Factory Most Recent UAW Target

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 6, 2017 at 8:00pm 3/6/2017 at 8:00pm
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Having worked their destructive magic in Detroit, the United Auto Workers union (UAW) has set its greedy sights on the South.  Roundly rejected by Tennessee workers at a Volkswagen auto plant in 2014, the UAW picked itself up, dusted itself off, and redoubled its thirteen-year efforts at a Nissan plant in...

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Harvard Grad Student Unionization Vote Too Close to Call

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 23, 2016 at 9:00am 12/23/2016 at 9:00am
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The people who voted no are in the majority but there are multiple votes being challenged. We all know what that means, right?

The Harvard Crimson reported:

BREAKING: Harvard Student Unionization Vote Remains Too Close To Call

The National Labor Relations Board will hold hearings to determine the fate of Harvard’s student unionization effort...

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Columbia Challenges Unionization Efforts of Grad Students

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 3:00pm 12/21/2016 at 3:00pm

They already had a vote on this and the pro-union side won. Challenging the results will not end well.

The Columbia Spectator reports:

University objects to unionization vote, calls for new election

The University has filed an objection with the National Labor Relations Board regarding the vote by teaching...

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Columbia Grad Students Join the United Auto Workers Union

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 1:30pm 12/13/2016 at 1:30pm

Grad students at Columbia have been fighting for the right to unionize for some time. Now they’ve got it and they joined the United Auto Workers union. Doesn’t that sound a little strange?

The Wall Street Journal reported:

Columbia University Grad Students Join UAW After Battle for Right to Unionize

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O’Hare Workers Plan Strike After Thanksgiving

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 21, 2016 at 4:30pm 11/21/2016 at 4:30pm

Workers at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport have planned to strike after Thanksgiving for a higher wage and union rights. Fox News reported:

Service Employees International Union Local 1 officials said Mond...

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