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GSOC protests over contracts, benefits

GSOC protests over contracts, benefits

By Larson Binzer, Deputy News Editor

December 3, 2014


Filed under News

GSOC held a rally to protest NYU's lack of a contract to extend benefits and higher pay to working graduate students on Tuesday, Dec. 2.

Letter to the Editor: GSOC calls for undergraduate student support

Letter to the Editor: GSOC calls for undergraduate student support

By NYU Graduate Student Workers

December 2, 2014


Filed under Opinion

The working conditions of graduate student workers shape the learning conditions of undergraduates.

Scotland should say No

Scotland should say No

By Scarlett Curtis, Contributing Columnist

September 18, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Scotland should vote no in the referendum and stay in the U.K.

Study shows union membership on the rise in New York region

Study shows union membership on the rise in New York region

By Erika Buzzell, Contributing Writer

September 4, 2014


Filed under News

New study shows increase in union density.

Student athletes deserve meals, more

Student athletes deserve meals, more

April 17, 2014


Filed under Sports

The legislative council of the NCAA ratified a proposal to grant all Division I athletes unlimited access to on-campus dining on April 15. Most college basketball fans can recall University of Connecticut guard Shabazz Napier's comments following his team's championship victory less than two weeks ago. Napier...

Memorial honors Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire victims

Memorial honors Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire victims

By Kavish Harjai, News Editor

March 26, 2014


Filed under News

Students gathered at the corner of Washington Place and Greene Street to commemorate the 103rd anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in an event sponsored by Workers United, Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition and the Service Employees International Union. The fire that broke out in a...

NYU should provide proper dental care

NYU should provide proper dental care

February 18, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

While organizing with the Graduate Student Organizing Committee, the graduate employee union on campus, I have come across many unnecessary dental disasters — Two grad students who spent $5,000 on necessary procedures for their mouths, substandard care from NYU dental students (a four-visit root...

[UPDATE] Mayoral candidates send letter to Sexton, administration

[UPDATE] Mayoral candidates send letter to Sexton, administration

September 9, 2013


Filed under News

UPDATE October 6, 2013 10:55p.m.: NYU sent a letter to the Director of the UAW Region 9A to propose an offer to graduate assistants regarding their bargaining rights. This letter comes before the decision of National Labor Relations Board, which the university had previously said they wanted to wa...

Letter to the Editor: Sexton administration should allow RAs, TAs right to unionize

September 9, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

This past Tuesday, at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences orientation for new TAs, the university attempted to tell participants they could not discuss unionization at the event, even on breaks and during lunch. Of course, the experiences of research and teaching assistants struggling against NYU...

Council member Christine Quinn advocates for student union rights

May 12, 2013


Filed under News

“We have been working on these issues at NYU for far too long.” City Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s words, delivered outside Bobst Library, didn’t float up the twelve stories to John Sexton’s office. They were fired. On Thursday afternoon, Quinn and several other New York City leaders...

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