Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Hearings to determine Columbia graduate students’ right to unionize

http://columbiaspectator.com/news/2015/04/23/gsas-dean-carlos-alonso-says-graduate-teaching-and-research-are-different-other

Carlos Alonso, dean of Columbia’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences—which establishes policies and standards for all graduate programs at Columbia—testified at Wednesday’s National Labor Relations Board hearing to determine whether graduate students have the right to unionize.
Alonso’s testimony emphasized that graduate students’ responsibilities as teaching and research assistants are educational and different from the labor that other faculty and instructors perform.
Carlos Alonso, dean of Columbia’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences testifies at the National Labor Relations Board hearing to determine whether graduate students have the right to unionize. Attorney Thomas Meiklejohn questioned Dean Carlos Alonso in front of hearing officer Audrey Eveillard at the Labor Relation Board offices at 26 Federal Plaza in Manhattan by Aggie Kenny

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