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Columbia University Decision Latest NLRB Victory for Unions

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August 24, 2016

The National Labor Relations Board's ruling that graduate student assistants at private colleges and universities are entitled to unionize is the latest Board action seen as a boon to union interests.  Charles H. Kaplan stated: "... the Board's three-member majority—Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce and Members Kent Y. Hirozawa and Lauren McFerran—reasoned that just because graduate assistants are students doesn't mean they are not employees as well."  He also stated that an eventual court challenge is likely.