Academic Organizing is Gaining Momentum and Innovation is the Big Winner
|09/23/2016||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
On August 23, the National Labor Relations Board affirmed the rights of academic workers at private institutions to join unions in a case brought by Columbia University teaching and research assistants. Days later in California, postdoctoral researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBL) formed the first union for scientists at a national lab. It’s more than a coincidence.
At Columbia, academic student workers saw collective bargaining as a way to address issues hindering their teaching and research, like workplace harassment and an ineffective complaint process. They saw a way to advocate for fair pay and benefits – <a target="_blank" read more >>>