Read information relevant to issues raised about the status of teaching and research assistants.

Read a selection of news and opinion pieces about unionization.

Faculty are considered to be managers and are bound by the rules of the National Labor Relations Board governing communications between managers and employees during the election process. Learn more about communicating with students during the time leading to a union election.

Read the regional director's supplemental decision and direction of election, with details about who is eligible to vote in the election on Dec. 7 and 8.

Read Provost Coatsworth's letter to the Columbia community regarding the National Labor Relations Board scheduling of a union election on Dec. 7 and 8. 

Read Provost Coatsworth's letter regarding unionization.

Read Provost Coatsworth's letter regarding unionization, sent to students December 5, 2016.

Read Provost Coatsworth's statement, shared with the Columbia community on December 9

More Information

Provost Coatsworth responds to the NLRB decision in a letter to the Columbia community.

Read Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Dean Carlos Alonso’s letter on the importance of voting.

Read transcripts of past Columbia University Senate student caucus hearings on unionization. 

NLRA Section 7 rights and the Rules of University Conduct.

Engineering graduate students discussed student unionization on September 21, 2016.

The National Labor Relations Board announced their decision in this case on August 23, 2016.

Nine of Columbia's peer schools filed an amicus brief in this case.

The daily activities and the advisor-advisee relationships involved in the scholarly training of students define an experience that is different from that of the typical workplace.

NYU is the only private university with a graduate student union.

The NLRB responds to Columbia's filing of objections and schedules a hearing.