In its recent decision in Columbia University, the National Labor Relations Board by a 3-1 vote granted graduate student assistants at private universities the right to form labor unions and to collectively bargain.
They have even more to lose than undergrads who go public.
Approach every day as the unique challenge that it is - a learning experience that many other students would love to have, but you got it instead. Mind your manners, start and finish strong, and you may just end up with a fantastic opportunity at the end. Good luck!
Bluelining Penn State's Graduate Employees: Ph.D. Students Speak Out Against Discriminatory Zoning Regulations
Penn State graduate students live two paradoxes: We are tax-paying citizens, yet the State College Borough Planning Commission does not consider us members of the community. We are educators and researchers but are not recognized as employees of Penn State.
I ask you, fellow undergrads, to please start caring about grad student unions, at your school and all schools nationwide. As long as we benefit from the tireless labor of grad student workers on our campuses, this is our problem.
There's no way to make 120 payments in less than 10 years, even if you try to double up on the monthly amount. Since the program was enacted in 2007, the Department of Education will not begin accepting applications until 2017.
Graduate Students at the University of Missouri held a walkout a little more than a week after they were notified that they would no longer receive health insurance. A statement released from the university blames the provisions in the Affordable Care Act for the changes.
Every time I write, I find myself forced to confront parts of myself that I'd rather run away from. At the moment, I want to run away from my own egotism, considering the way I'm going on and on about me. Focus on others to find true happiness, they say. Let's give that a shot.
Coming as close as we did to losing our marriage, we learned to truly care for and appreciate each other to a degree that we may not have experienced otherwise.