Quick Ref


A message from Executive Vice Provost Sian Beilock and Vice President and General Counsel Kim Taylor: 

NLRB guidelines on union-related communications - August 24, 2016


A message from President Robert J. Zimmer and Provost Daniel Diermeier: 

NLRB Ruling on Student Assistants - August 24, 2016


The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that students who serve as teaching and research assistants at private universities are employees under federal labor law and thus have the right to unionize. To see the full text of the Board’s decision, please click on the link below: 

The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York and Graduate Workers of Columbia–GWC, UAW


This webpage is a resource for all members of the University community and reflects multiple sources of information, including responses that university personnel drafted and compiled, information from government websites, and material collected by the University and peer institutions over a period of years. All information on the page has been reviewed by the University's Office of Legal Counsel. We will update the page as more information becomes available.