Posted by Olivia Grady on Monday, December 12th, 2016 at 3:58 pm -
By Olivia Grady
Columbia University in New York City is now the first Ivy League school with unionized graduate students. This comes after a long public argument between university administrators and union leaders over whether graduate students should be considered employees.
On August 23, 2016, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled that graduate students who are teaching and research assistants are school employees at private universities. This ruling allowed these students to join or form a union.