February 27, 2007
Arise, ye wretched of the earth!
The American labor movement has filed a complaint with the UN over the outrages committed against a powerless group by a presumably evil group of oppressors: America's research universities. It is all so delicious! The New York Sun reports:Labor groups filed a complaint with a U.N. agency yesterday about a federal decision that graduate assistants at private universities do not have the right to form unions.The AFL-CIO and the United Auto Workers complained to the International Labor Organization, an agency of the United Nations, about a July 2004 decision by the National Labor Relations Board denying teaching assistants the right to organize. The unions say that decision violates workers' rights under international labor standards. Any ILO decision on the complaint would not overturn U.S. law.The NLRB, dominated by President Bush appointees, ruled in 2004 that about 450 graduate teaching and research assistants at Brown University in Providence, R.I., could not be represented by the...(Read Full Post)