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Officials have warned that the agency's mission to protect workers' rights is in danger unless lawmakers step in.
Years of flat funding -- even under a Democratic Congress -- has left the National Labor Relations Board bleeding staff, imperiling its mission to protect workers.
In a response to the recent decision by the National Labor Relations Board that allows graduate student workers to unionize, Northwestern University reacted by saying, "Unionization and collective bargaining are not the appropriate methods to address concerns raised by graduate student assistants."
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.
The nationwide movement for better pay and benefits expands to the South.