Our colleague Dan Long recently contributed an article to Employment Matters titled, “National Labor Relations Board Grants Student Assistants the Right to Unionize at Private Colleges and Universities” that highlights the National Labor Relations Board’s ruling that student assistants have unionization and collective bargaining rights under the National Labor Relations Act. This ruling ultimately reversed its 2004 decision in Brown University, which withheld graduate students from unionization rights due to the fact that they were not considered employees under the NLRA. For an in-depth explanation of the Board’s ultimatum, click here.
Daniel Long is an Associate in the Employment, Labor & Benefits Practice, and is based in the Boston office. While in law school, he was a legal intern at the Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General in the Insurance and Financial Services Division, and served as a senior editor of the Boston College Law Review.