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  • Graduate Students Are Workers: The Decades-Long Fight for Graduate Unions, and the Path Forward

    By Zach Schwartz-Weinstein, Truthout | News Analysis

    Graduate student workers publicly launch their union drive at Columbia University on December 5, 2014. (Photo: David Klassen)Graduate student workers publicly launch their union drive at Columbia University on December 5, 2014. (Photo: David Klassen)

    The National Labor Relations Board's ruling that teaching and research assistants at Columbia University are workers and are legally protected by US labor law is historic. The ruling vindicates years of organizing by graduate employees across the US and creates a path forward for organizers at many other universities.

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