Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Iowa Court Says Graduate Workers’ Contract Talks Can Cover Student Fees

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.

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