NLRB Rules that Graduate (and Undergraduate!) Student Assistants are Employees and May Unionize – New York Labor And Employment Law Report

By Peter Jones on August 24, 2016

The National Labor Relations Board, in Columbia University, issued a 3-1 decision yesterday holding that graduate, and undergraduate, student assistants are common law employees within the meaning of the National Labor Relations Act and therefore are eligible to organize and bargain collectively under federal labor law.  In so doing, the Board overruled its prior determination in Brown University


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