Yale Graduate Students Vote to Form a Union

Yale University Campus in New Haven, Connecticut.

From The Washington Post:

By Danielle Douglas-Gabriel

Teaching assistants at Yale University voted Thursday to join UNITE HERE, becoming the latest group of graduate students at private universities to unionize since the National Labor Relations Board cleared the way last summer.

Yale organizers took an unusual approach of having individual departments hold separate elections to speed up recognition by the university and build support for unionizing. Eight of the nine departments that held elections, including English, history and math, voted in favor of forming a union, while graduate teachers in the physics department voted against. There are a few uncounted ballots in the East Asian languages and political science departments that must be resolved by the NLRB.

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