Wisconsin Representative, Mark Pocan, introduced a bill this month that would officially change the classification of graduate student workers to be that of employees with the ability to unionize. This bill, if passed, would potentially block the NLRB’s recent proposal to disallow graduate students and teaching assistants at private universities to organize.
Two teachers unions in Oregon are reporting sharp declines in membership and the revenue that comes with it. The American Federation of Teachers Oregon and the Oregon School Employees Association each report drops of 35 to 36 percent since Janus. Both unions have lost nearly $1 million in revenue as a result.