MU’s Coalition of Graduate Workers is continuing its ongoing push for union recognition. To show their support, a handful of graduate students gathered Thursday morning in Jesse Hall for a final exam-week grade-in.
“We would like to let the people in Jesse Hall know that we are still here. That we are still committed to forming the exclusively recognized collective bargaining unit for the University of Missouri Columbia,” doctoral candidate and coalition outreach officer Nicholas Brothers said.
The grade-in came one week after the UM System Board of Curators appealed a circuit court judge’s earlier ruling that MU graduate student workers, many of whom serve as teaching and research assistants, are employees and the Coalition of Graduate Workers their sole collective bargaining unit.