March 1, 2012
Union Battle Causes Rifts Among Faculty and Graduate Students at U. of Michigan
A resurgence of union activism among graduate students at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor is dividing the flagship campus.
The new push to classify research assistants as public employees entitled to collective-bargaining rights is coming to a head. The Michigan House on Thursday passed a bill, which has already cleared the Senate, to prevent unionization. The legislature acted ahead of a scheduled ruling by a state-employment commission.
Gov. Rick Snyder, a