No Adjunct Sympathy (Strike) For NYU’s Striking Graduate Students

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At New York University, adjuncts and graduate teaching assistants are represented by the same collective bargaining agent—the monolithic and distinctly blue-collar United Auto Workers—but it doesn’t mean they walk with the same legs, at least when it comes time to strike. Graduate students at NYU walked off the job on November 9, 2005, in protest of the university’s decision to discontinue recognition of the GSOC-UAW Local 2110, which, in 2002, set a precedent by becoming the first graduate-student union at a private school. GSOC’s collective bargaining agreement with the university expired on August 31, 2005, and no new contract is […]
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