Graduate Students Seek to Build on Momentum for Unions

Graduate Students Seek to Build on Momentum for Unions 1

Jim Shelton, New Haven Register

Yale graduates students march with a 1,000-signature petition—the same number as on a successful one at NYU—asking to vote on unionization.

Graduate students seeking to form unions at private colleges have gained new momentum from the recent success of their counterparts at New York University, which agreed to let the students vote on forming a collective-bargaining unit.

Spurred by the outcome of the NYU unionization effort, which resulted in a vote for a United Auto Workers affiliate on the campus, graduate students at Yale University are the latest to press for the right to form a bargaining unit. The Yale students say