“The Post-Columbia Campus: A Look at Organizing, Bargaining and What Comes Next”

Tuesday, February 7 | 2:00-3:15 p.m. ET

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Presented in partnership with these higher ed organizations: American Council on Education, Association of American Universities, Council of Graduate Schools, National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.

It has been five months since the National Labor Relations Board opened the door to students organizing with its Columbia University decision. Join us to hear from a panel of legal and HR experts with extensive experience dealing with organizing on campus. They will discuss:

  • The Columbia University decision and how the standard may change under the Trump administration
  • The challenges faced when negotiating with students
  • Interest-based versus positional bargaining … what works best?
  • How to address faculty concerns and reactions to unionized graduate students
  • The reality of implementing a graduate student employee collective bargaining agreement
  • The developing issue of resident advisors organizing


  • Jonathan Fritts

    Partner Morgan Lewis, Washington, DC

  • David Blake
    Vice Chancellor and Human Resources Officer

    Seattle Colleges

  • Barbara Cardeli-Arroyo
    Assistant Vice President for the Office of Employee Relations

    New York University (NYU)

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