The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), in a decision on August 23, 2016, regarding Columbia University, concluded that, for the purposes of collective bargaining, the following positions should be deemed employees:

  • Graduate and undergraduate teaching assistants
  • Graduate research assistants
  • Graduate fellows assistants
  • Work-study students
  • Instructional officers

This ruling overturns Brown University, 342 NLRB 483 (2004), a sh