Monthly Archives: January 2017

Finalizing the List of Eligible Voters in Union Election

Dear Ph.D. Students, We have finalized the list of eligible voters as defined by the National Labor Relations Board for the election to determine whether a majority of Ph.D. students who hold teaching or research appointments wish to be represented by the Service Employees International Union. We have just over 2,380 Ph.D. students in The… Read More »

Change in Election Period for Graduate Student Unionization

Dear Graduate Students, I promised to keep you updated on any changes that might occur. The National Labor Relations Board has changed the dates for the election to determine whether the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) should represent Duke Ph.D. students serving as research or teaching assistants to allow more time to develop and verify… Read More »

Graduate Student Union Election: What to Expect Next

Dear Graduate Students, As promised, I am following up to share more information about the upcoming election on whether the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) should represent Duke Ph.D. students serving as research or teaching assistants for the purposes of collective bargaining. First, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has decided on a mail ballot… Read More »

NLRB Decision Allows for Union Election by Ph.D. Students

Dear Graduate Students, Today, we received a decision from the regional office of the National Labor Relations Board in Atlanta, ruling that Duke Ph.D. students who serve as teaching and research assistants are employees who are eligible to seek representation through the Service Employees International Union. An election will be held in the near future… Read More »