NLRB Making America Grate Again
Employment Law Monthly - September 2016
Late last month, the National Labor Relations Board ruled that students who work as teaching and research assistants at Columbia University are employees of a union. This landmark decision reverses a 2004 NLRB decision and green-lights unionization efforts at private universities throughout the country.
The NLRB rulings on the issue of teaching and research assistants have flip-flopped in recent years, creating a difficult area to navigate for students and private universities alike, and reflecting very clearly the significance of the political makeup of the NLRB.
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