Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Teach or get off the pot 

Graduate assistants at NYU, the first to have ever unionized, have been on strike since November 9. They've now been told that they must go back to work or lose their stipends for spring semester. The GAs are resisting. The strike results from NYU's administration choosing not to let a collectively bargained agreement expire when a court case made it unnecessary for them to recognize the GA's union. Given that GAs were only the primary instructors for 165 of the 2700 courses NYU offers, the strike probably hasn't affected most students.

See Inside Higher Ed fmi.