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Duke Grad Student Workers Vote Overwhelmingly to Unionize

Duke University graduate student workers have voted 1,000 to 131 to unionize, a huge reversal from a 2016–17 defeat...
A photograph of striking University of Michigan graduate student workers, holding purple and white strike signs.

Days Before Classes Resume, Michigan Reaches Deal With Grad Student Union

Many graduate student instructors and staff assistants walked off the job March 29, ceasing their teaching and causing grading havoc in some departments. A proposed deal may prevent the strike’s resumption this fall.

Professors, Union Sue Over Florida Law’s Arbitration Ban

The United Faculty of Florida union and three members who say the University of South Florida laid them off this...

Poli Sci Group Won’t Move Conference Facing Labor Strife

The American Political Science Association has refused a request from a Los Angeles hotel workers’ union to cancel its upcoming...

RAND Corporation Graduate Student Researchers Unionize

Graduate student researchers at the RAND Corporation think tank’s Pardee RAND Graduate School have voted to unionize. Out of 122...

Union: UC Berkeley Graduate Student Researchers Get Back Pay

University of California, Berkeley, graduate student researchers have received around $600,000 in back pay, their union announced Wednesday. The payouts...

Arraignment for Alleged UCSD Chalk Vandals Delayed

Monday’s arraignment was canceled for two University of California, San Diego, graduate student researchers and one postdoctoral researcher who allegedly...
A photograph of the University of California, San Diego's Marine Conservation and Technology Facility.

Academic Unions: Chalk, Markers Led to Felony Vandalism Charges

The University of California at San Diego police department arrested two students and a graduate for "felony vandalism" of a new building. The university says they did more than $12,000 in damage, but the unions said they used washable markers and chalk.