Negotiating a first contract between parties typically demands long hours at the bargaining table and the resolution of a host of complex and often unforeseen issues.
The distinctive needs of ARSs and postdocs in different departments and schools must be recognized and should inform the negotiated contract.
The National Labor Relations Board determined that they belong in separate “bargaining units.”
Unionization in the News
The National Labor Relations Board has moved to reverse a 2016 ruling that eased the way for organizing at private universities.
The New York Times
September 20, 2019
In 2018, the Supreme Court’s conservative majority gutted the capacity of such workers to collect union dues. Now, the public-sector unionization rate is falling faster than the private one — and organized labor is losing the class war in a rout.
The Intelligencer/New York Magazine
September 4, 2019
More than 2,000 Columbia postdocs chose to unionize with the UAW, which immediately called for the university to begin negotiations for a new contract.
The Daily News
October 24, 2018