The Chronicle of Higher Education
August 5th, 2015
An Iowa court has ruled that the University of Iowa’s
graduate-employee union has a right to demand student-fee reimbursement
during contract talks.
In a decision
handed down last week, Judge Karen A. Romano of the state’s Fifth
District Court rejected the argument, put forth by lawyers for the
state’s Board of Regents and its flagship university, that student-fee
payment is strictly an educational concern and not a matter that falls
within the university’s employment relationship with its graduate
teaching and research assistants.