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The Post-Columbia Rush to Organize

by CUPA-HR

Following the NLRB’s August 23 decision in Columbia University, which held that student workers at private institutions are employees entitled to collective bargaining and other rights and protections under the National Labor Relations Act, colleges and universities have seen a rapid increase in union organizing efforts employing disparate approaches and increased union activity on campus from student workers and other employees.

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NLRB Invites Amicus Briefs to Determine Whether Grad Students Are Employees Under the NLRA

by CUPA-HR

On January 13, the NLRB invited the filing of briefs to address the underlying issues that are raised in Columbia University — namely, whether it should revisit its Brown University ruling which states that graduate students are not employees and therefore cannot unionize.

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3 Ways to Help Make Recruitment More Inclusive

by Julie Boggs

Diverse PeopleA controversial University of Louisville job ad made waves recently in the higher ed community. The controversy comes at a time when recent events at the University of Missouri, Yale University and other higher ed institutions serve as a reminder that a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion must be the personal and professional responsibility of every higher education leader and member of the campus community.

It’s not always easy, though, for institutions to put that idea into practical action, especially when it comes to faculty and staff recruitment.

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House Ways and Means Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Higher Ed Costs and Tax Policy

by CUPA-HR

The purpose of the hearing, as Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL) stated in his opening remarks, was to “examine whether federal tax policies for colleges and universities are best serving students and families” and how changes to these policies may increase college affordability. The subcommittee focused on four factors possibly impacting tuition: federal student aid; the manner in which schools spend their money; executive compensation; and endowments.

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Update on CUPA-HR Comments and Activities on DOL’s Overtime Proposal

by CUPA-HR

Dol_sealOn Friday, September 4, CUPA-HR will file comments on the DOL's proposed changes to the regulations governing overtime pay requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act. In our comments, we plan to ask DOL to lower the proposed salary threshold and to abandon the proposed automatic annual updates in favor of a 5-9 year reconsideration of the threshold made through notice and comment rulemaking that complies with the Administrative Procedure Act. We will also request that DOL provide the public with notice of the new level at least one year prior to implementation and will argue for a phase-in of the new salary level.

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NLRB Issues Long-Awaited Decision on Northwestern University Football Players

by CUPA-HR

nlrbOn August 17, the National Labor Relations Board issued a unanimous decision dismissing a representation petition filed by a group of Northwestern University football players seeking to unionize — a landmark decision in a case which had the potential to significantly alter the makeup of college athletics.

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Trending Topics From the Knowledge Center – April 2015

by Gayle Kiser

higher-education-hr-newsEach month, Knowledge Center content manager Patti Couger seeks out news briefs and timely resources to share on the Knowledge Center home page. Here are the topics highlighted this month: NLRB on Adjuncts and Graduate Assistants, ACA Cadillac Tax, Stay Interviews and Social Media Policies.

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Higher Education HR News

by CUPA-HR

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Higher Education HR News

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Higher Education HR News

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higher-education-hr-newsHere are news highlights from this week’s KC Connection:

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