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NLRB: Private College Teaching Assistants Are Covered By Labor Act

(August 24, 2016, 10:28 AM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — Graduate and undergraduate teaching assistants working at private colleges and universities are covered by the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), the National Labor Relations Board ruled 3-1 on Aug. 23, reversing Brown University and International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, UAW AFL-CIO (342 NLRB 483 [2004]) (The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York and Graduate Workers of Columbia-GWC, UAW, No. 02-RC-143012, NLRB).

(Decision available. Document #73-160909-002Z.)

“The unequivocal policy of the Act, in turn,...
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