Harvard University markets itself as a bastion of enlightenment unrivaled anywhere in the world. When it comes to anti-union rhetoric, they are as dreary and retrograde as any old standard issue greedball.
At Penn State University today, 3,800 graduate student workers will begin voting on whether or not they want to unionize. They have faced the sort of anti-union rhetoric that seems more suited to the Trump administration than a major university.
Because they are overworked and underpaid, the graduate student workers at Columbia University—like many others across America—formed a union. Today, Columbia University formally told them to go straight to hell.
Like thousands of their peers across America, University of Chicago grad student workers are considering forming a union. Would a fine institution like the University of Chicago stoop to spreading embarrassingly transparent anti-union lies? But of course.
Unions are not just a feel-good sort of thing to do. New research about higher ed unions shows just how much workers have actually gained from organizing, in a short period of time.
Adjunct professors—the worker ants of higher education—are the lowest-paid highly educated workers in America. What could unions do for them? Here is your freaking answer.
A bunch of housekeepers at St. Xavier University—a Catholic school in Chicago—have wanted to unionize for a long time. Like good Christians, St. Xavier has tried desperately to stop them.