Just in from the Minnesota Daily:
Graduate assistants at the University of Minnesota voted against forming a union 1,857 to 1,142, according to results released by the Bureau of Mediation Services Monday.
Those initial numbers are right.
In last week’s voting, 62 percent of those who cast ballots rejected the formation of a union.
About two-thirds of all graduate assistants voted.
Unionization movement spokesman Scott Thaller a research assistant in physics, says he’s disappointed — but believes the drive will have implications for any future unionization efforts.
He told me:
“The concept of having a greater voice or a seat at the table where these decisions are made, I think we certainly raised people’s awareness of that.”