Thursday, September 16, 2004

No union for you!

Per the National Labor Relations Board, TAs are no longer permitted to unionize at Brown University.

I'm so glad SLIS is a short program, so I can get out before the UW kicks the TAA off campus and my husband and I (both grad students; he's a TA and I'm a PA) lose our health insurance...

The story linked above hints at something relevant to class: it's "academic work," so it's apparently not labor. Uh-huh. It's labor when professors do it, but not when TAs do it. Right, okay, whatever.

Three questions coming tomorrow, promise, but did want to share this with everyone.

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