“These workers are not going away, and we will stand with them for as long as it takes and and we will coordinate our resources to support them,” said Dennis Williams of the United Auto Workers.
“In recent weeks, the NLRB has issued decisions that make clear it is a partisan vehicle for limiting workers’ rights,” the Boston College Graduate Employees Union organizing committee wrote in an email.
As Columbia Decides Not to Bargain with Grad Student Union, BC Reaffirms Decision to See Appeal Through
“This is going to establish a trend, a pattern, and a precedent,” Gary N. Chiason, a professor at Clark University, told The New York Times.
Members of the union are holding work-ins to attract attention to its cause, with the goal of showing that they are working employees rather than just students.
BC has asked for the NLRB to review its decision in granting the union an election.
With a week to go before their collective bargaining election, BC’s Graduate Employees Union held an event with U.S. Reps. Joe Kennedy and Mike Capuano.
if successful, BC’s move could derail the union’s hopes of establishing a collectively bargained contract.
Graduate student employees in the theology department and the School of Theology and Ministry will not be eligible to participate in the election.