Bill Would Allow Graduate Students To Unionize

Law360, New York (April 24, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Two Democratic lawmakers have introduced a bill that would give some graduate assistants the right to collectively bargain for wages, benefits and working conditions.

Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.) and Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) introduced legislation April 17 to overturn an earlier National Labor Relations Board ruling that held Brown University graduate assistants are not employees and do not have the right to join a union.

The bill, however, would only cover graduate students at private universities, not at public universities.

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