Grad students get the right to unionize at private universities

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Yesterday, the National Labor Relations Board overturned a 12-year old ruling that graduate teaching assistants are not employees but students advancing their own education. Now, says the NLRB, they are both students and employees — and they have the right to form unions.

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That's a big win for organized labor's campaigns in the Ivy League and across the country, according to Noam Scheiber, labor and workplace reporter for the New York Times.

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Guest:
Noam Scheiber - New York Times - @noamscheiber

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Andrea Brody, Sáša Woodruff, Katie Cooper