Yale Grad Students Pledge Hunger Strike To Press Union Bid

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (CBS Connecticut and AP) – As a union push stalls at Yale University, organizers are stepping up pressure to bring the administration to the negotiating table. A group of eight graduate students has vowed to go on a hunger strike until talks begin.

Graduate assistants in eight departments at the Ivy League school voted in February to unionize. They appeared to be on track to become among the first to do so since the National Labor Relations Board ruled last year that those assisting in teaching and research at private universities have a right to union representation.

But Yale is challenging the union’s strategy and has said the requests by Local 33-UNITE HERE for collective bargaining are premature.

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