November 10, 2005
Teaching Assistants at New York U. Begin a Strike That Could Go on for Months
Graduate assistants at New York University went on strike Wednesday, vowing to refuse to grade students or teach classes until administrators agree to bargain with their union.
NYU became the first and only private institution in the nation to negotiate a contract with a TA union when it reached a deal with the United Automobile Workers, in 2001. But after the National Labor Relations Board ruled, in 2004, that such assistants were not covered by federal labor law, the university did