Union Activity

UAW celebrates NLRB decision on Boston College. The United Auto Workers (UAW) union is hailing a May 2017 decision by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that cleared the way for a union election for Boston College graduate students who work for the university as graduate assistants, research assistants, teaching fellows, and teaching assistants. The Boston College Graduate Employees UnionUnited Auto Workers filed a petition for a union election with the NLRB on March 3 after a two-year organizing campaign. A UAW statement said the Board rejected the universitys arguments that its employees were exempt from the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) because of the colleges religious mission and recognized the similarity between the work of Boston College graduate employees and those at other private universities such as Columbia University, whose case restored rights for graduate employees to unionize in 2016. Read More...