State dismisses graduate-assistant claim against UMN

From the University of Minnesota’s Web site.

The Bureau of Mediation Services has confirmed this, but I haven’t received a written ruling yet. I also have a call out to a graduate-assistant rep.

Graduate Assistants,

The Bureau of Mediation Services dismissed the Charge of Unfair Election Practices filed by United Auto Workers (UAW) against the University of Minnesota, finding that the University did not engage in any unfair election practice that affected the outcome of the election. The election results stand, and the Maintenance of Status Quo Order has been lifted. Graduate assistants will remain in their non-union status, and the University is free to resume discussions related to terms and conditions of employment.

Once again, we look forward to putting this election behind us and moving forward collaboratively to ensure the best possible graduate assistant experience at the University of Minnesota.

Patti Dion, Director

Employee Relations and Compensation

You can get background on the matter here.