Ruling Out Grad Unions

Inside Higher Ed: The Trump-appointed National Labor Relations Board wants to make sure -- really sure -- that graduate students at private institutions can’t form unions.

Previously, the board has flip-flopped as to whether graduate students at private institutions are employees entitled to collective bargaining under the National Labor Relations Act (public campus unions are subject to state law on the matter). But now, instead of settling the issue on a case-by-case basis, the board is seeking to make a permanent rule against graduate students unions.

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