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Lauren McFerran

NLRB Abandons Rulemaking that Would Have Stripped Graduate Students Workers of Right to Unionize

NLRB Abandons Rulemaking that Would Have Stripped Graduate Students Workers of Right to Unionize

The NLRB announced today that it was ending its effort to overrule via rulemaking Columbia University, 364 NLRB No. 90 (2016), which held that graduate student workers at private universities were “employees” under the NLRA and able to unionize. Chairwoman Lauren...

Dissent in Exile

Dissent in Exile

With the departure of Member Lauren McFerran, the National Labor Relations Board is now left with just three members - all from the same political party. Given the track record of these remaining Board members, we are likely to witness in the coming months a series...