Graduate student workers in the Chicago area are struggling to convince officials at private universities to recognize their unions.
In 2016, the National Labor Relations Board ruled graduate student workers at Columbia University are employees, setting the stage for unionization efforts across the country.
However several graduate student unions, including one at the University of Chicago, withdrew their requests for recognition after President Donald Trump appointed new members to the labor board who are considered less friendly to organized labor.
WBEZ’s Kate McGee joins the Morning Shift with the latest.
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