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Cudd says Pitt still considering options on proposed grad union ruling

Cudd says Pitt still considering options on proposed grad union ruling

By Jon Moss, Assistant News Editor

September 29, 2019

Provost Ann Cudd maintained the University did not do anything wrong during April’s graduate student union election.

Grad union organizers ready campaign for second election

Grad union organizers ready campaign for second election

By Jon Moss, Assistant News Editor

September 24, 2019

Just days after a Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board official ruled that Pitt committed unfair labor practices during April’s graduate student union election and ordered a new election, union organizers said they are gearing up for a second election sometime this semester.

Grad students to vote on unionization this week

Grad students to vote on unionization this week

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

April 14, 2019

After several years of campaigning, rallying and dealing with University opposition, Pitt’s graduate students will vote on whether or not to form a union this week.

Pitt grad students file for union election

Pitt grad students file for union election

By John Hamilton / Managing Editor

December 15, 2017

Graduate students at Pitt filed for a union election Friday, indicating that at least 30 percent of Pitt grad students have signed union cards. Students delivered union cards to the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board in Harrisburg Friday afternoon. An election could take place early next year if Pitt...

Student organizers react to admin’s union oppositon

Student organizers react to admin’s union oppositon

By Kirsten Wong and John Hamilton / The Pitt News Staff

August 30, 2017

Rachel Coombs was conducting research in a biology lab in late July when she found herself enraged by an email from Pitt Provost Patricia Beeson. Coombs, a Ph.D. student studying biological sciences, read Beeson’s letter outlining the Pitt administration’s opposition to the grad student union eff...

Pitt administration comes out against grad student union

Pitt administration comes out against grad student union

By John Hamilton / Editor-in-Chief

July 28, 2017

Speaking on behalf of the University, Pitt Provost Patricia Beeson came out against a graduate student union Thursday, claiming that a union would not be in the best interests of students. Beeson’s letter is the first direct criticism the administration has levied against the unionization efforts, which formally began in January of 2016. The University is now officially no...

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