US colleges hit by wave of student labour unionisation

From Times Higher Education: “A new wave of student labour unionisation is sweeping US college campuses, with demands for better pay and conditions encouraged by political awakenings, pandemic-related fears, labour shortages and a more welcoming White House. The action in recent weeks includes votes by graduate student unions at both Harvard and Columbia universities to authorise strikes. Among their key issues are better pay, protection against discrimination and harassment, and rights to robust grievance procedures. Other graduate student unions, including those at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and Oregon State University, have used the threat of labour action to win conditions that better protect their members during the pandemic.”

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