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Yale Graduate Student Hunger Strike Seeks Union Contract

HeadlineMay 05, 2017

And in New Haven, Connecticut, eight unionized graduate students at Yale have entered their second week without food, in a hunger strike aimed at forcing their university to the bargaining table. Graduate students in eight different departments voted in February to join UNITE HERE Local 33, but Yale administrators are contesting the results. The hunger-striking students fear they could be stripped of their union membership if Yale delays long enough for President Trump to appoint conservative members to the National Labor Relations Board. The appointments could mean the NLRB will overturn a ruling last year that classified graduate student teachers as employees eligible to join unions.

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