Your independent source for Harvard news since 1898

Your independent source for Harvard news since 1898

News

NLRB Orders a New Graduate Student Union Election

7.11.17

Massachusetts Hall


Massachusetts Hall

The National Labor Relation Board’s (NLRB) Boston office has ruled that Harvard should hold a new graduate student union election—invalidating the result of last November’s election, in which more students voted against unionizing than in favor. According to the decision, the University did not provide a complete list of eligible voters prior to the election, which created confusion about eligibility: “The employer’s failure to provide a complete voter list interfered with the employees’ exercise of a free and reasoned choice.” The University plans to appeal the case to the national NLRB. According to a statement sent to students from University director of labor and employee relations Paul Curran, “during the campaign leading up to Harvard’s November 2016 election, paid and volunteer organizers for the HGSU-UAW had unfettered access to students in the defined bargaining unit, across our physical campus and through e-mail, social media, and other communication channels. Students were well-informed, voted in large numbers, and voted against unionization.”

You Might Also Like:

A flier for last Friday’s symposium at Radcliffe

2017 Radcliffe symposium on health care

Chelsea Manning

Photograph by Heidi Gutman/ABC via Getty Images

Professors Condemn Harvard’s Rebuff of Michelle Jones and Chelsea Manning

N.P. Narvekar

N.P. Narvekar
Courtesy of Harvard University

Harvard endowment $37.1 billion on 8.1 percent return

You Might Also Like:

A flier for last Friday’s symposium at Radcliffe

2017 Radcliffe symposium on health care

Chelsea Manning

Photograph by Heidi Gutman/ABC via Getty Images

Professors Condemn Harvard’s Rebuff of Michelle Jones and Chelsea Manning

N.P. Narvekar

N.P. Narvekar
Courtesy of Harvard University

Harvard endowment $37.1 billion on 8.1 percent return