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Full-time non-tenure track faculty protest for right to unionize

Full-time non-tenure track faculty protest for right to unionize

Chris Butler

November 29, 2018


Filed under Campus

Tension have risen between the Northeastern administration and the full-time non-tenure track faculty members as the administration has recently opposed the faculty’s efforts to hold an election to form a union. On Nov. 15, full-time non-tenure track faculty marched from Centennial Common to Presi...

Men’s hockey loses to Union for the first time in over a decade

Men’s hockey loses to Union for the first time in over a decade

October 24, 2018


Filed under Sports

By Marisa Goolgasian, news correspondent No. 20 Union College handed the Northeastern men’s ice hockey team their first two losses of the season last weekend, squashing the No. 12 Huskies’ hopes of going 3-0-0 for the first time in five seasons. This weekend marked the seventh time in progr...

Op-ed: NU grad union is fighting back

Op-ed: NU grad union is fighting back

March 12, 2018


Filed under Op-eds, Opinion

I am a graduate student employee in the College of Computer and Information Science. For the past year, I have been helping organize a union because we deserve to have a say in our working conditions. Though we are certainly students, we are also employed as instructors, graders, research assistants an...

Editorial: Students lack appreciation for campus workers

Editorial: Students lack appreciation for campus workers

January 31, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

They are all around us, yet it seems many of us don’t even notice. Roaming the halls of Northeastern’s academic buildings after dark, they empty each trash can and vacuum away each dirty footprint on the floor. They make our breakfasts, our lunches, our dinners. Many students’ first conversation ...

Graduate student workers rally for union recognition

Graduate student workers rally for union recognition

Hannah Bernstein

November 8, 2017


Filed under Campus

More than 50 students gathered in the West Village Quad Wednesday to rally after union organizers announced that a majority of graduate student workers signed cards declaring support for unionization. The Graduate Employees of Northeastern University are attempting to form a union with United Aut...

Dining workers vote to begin strike Wednesday

Dining workers vote to begin strike Wednesday

October 5, 2017


Filed under Campus

By Rachel Morford and Guy Ovadia, news staff Northeastern dining hall workers voted overwhelmingly to strike if they are not able to reach a contract resolution with their employer by 11:59 p.m. Tuesday. The announcement came after UNITE HERE Local 26, the union representing Northeastern University (NU) d...

Op-ed: Then They Came for Me: Why I’m Standing Now With the Graduate Student Union

Op-ed: Then They Came for Me: Why I’m Standing Now With the Graduate Student Union

September 14, 2017


Filed under Op-eds, Opinion

  In the last year, I have been either a project manager or research assistant for five projects on campus. With my graduate stipend, I have a steady income and health insurance. With my extra research positions, I can pay for groceries and my own dental care. I might have $10,120.85 in credit...

Graduate students continue to push for unionization

Graduate students continue to push for unionization

September 13, 2017


Filed under Campus

By Glenn Billman, deputy news editor Graduate Employees of Northeastern University (GENU) hosted a panel Tuesday to discuss the effects of unionization on students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics as the group continues to attempt to create a union for graduate-level on-campus ...

Op-ed: Resist Trump by building worker-student power

Op-ed: Resist Trump by building worker-student power

March 29, 2017


Filed under Op-eds, Opinion

  Affordable health care, livable wages and immigrants’ rights have fallen dead center in the crosshairs of the administration of President Donald J. Trump, and people everywhere are fighting back—including students and workers on our own campus. On Friday, March 31 at 6:30 p.m. in 320 Shi...

NU graduate students form union to protect employment, secure benefits

NU graduate students form union to protect employment, secure benefits

February 22, 2017


Filed under Campus

By Calli Remillard, news staff Aiming to improve work conditions, protect student employment and secure benefits, Northeastern graduate students began unionizing over the summer with a national guild. Graduate Employees of Northeastern University (GENU) started to form a union with United Autoworkers Union ...

Janitors agree to new contract with wage increases, health care benefits

Janitors agree to new contract with wage increases, health care benefits

Paxtyn Merten

October 13, 2016


Filed under City

Janitors in the Greater Boston Area voted to approve a contract negotiated by their union that will raise wages, expand full-time employment opportunities and provide employer-paid family health care to workers and their families. The four-year contract was agreed upon by bargainers of the 32BJ Service...

Letter: Northeastern administration needs to be held responsible for treatment of adjunct professors

Letter: Northeastern administration needs to be held responsible for treatment of adjunct professors

December 2, 2015


Filed under Opinion

On Nov. 10, we, Northeastern students from the Empower Adjuncts Community Coalition (EACC), along with other community activists, blocked the Green Line at the Northeastern stop. Aiming to raise awareness about what is happening to adjuncts on our campus and in solidarity with the national Fight for $1...

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