The Chronicle of Higher Education
By Vimal Patel
May 23, 2017
A month long fast by Yale University graduate students advocating for a union ended Monday with mixed success: Protesters attracted plenty of national and even international attention, but the university is no longer closer to taking a seat at the collective-bargaining table.
Graduate students at private colleges won the right to form unions in a National Labor Relations Board ruling in August. Since then many campuses have held union elections. Students voted overwhelmingly to unionize at some places, like Columbia University, while drives in others, like Duke University were soundly defeated.
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