|For the week of August 29, 2016|
Graduate student teaching and research assistants in private universities like Columbia won the right to organize unions in a National Labor Relations Board ruling last week, reports the New York Times, joining graduate students that already have that right at the University of California and many other public universities. The Washington Post reports that this “new reality [is] not sitting too well with schools,” adding that Columbia University raised student stipends “17 percent over the next four years, a move that graduate organizers say was meant to pacify students.”
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