President Christina Paxson offers an OpEd on the importance of shared governance at Brown and the potential impact of graduate student unionization. 

University news release announcing election dates for vote on graduate student unionization. 

Provost Richard M. Locke offers an OpEd in the Brown Daily Herald promoting the importance of all parties to adhere to conduct rules outlined in the June 21, 2018 Union-University Pre-election agreement.

Brown University Provost Richard M. Locke outlines the University's position on graduate student unionization in this letter to the editor. 

University continues ongoing commitment to encouraging an open, balanced and fact-driven process to enable graduate students to determine whether or not it is in their best interests to unionize.

With increased activity around graduate student unionization at a number of private universities, including Brown, Provost Richard M. Locke offers guidance to faculty about acceptable forms of interaction to ensure we adhere to the law and offer a climate that is conducive to thoughtful discussion and debate.

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled Tuesday that graduate students at private colleges and universities who serve as teaching or research assistants are employees with the right to decide whether or not to unionize

Ruling by the National Labor Relations Board presents graduate student assistants as employees.

Graduate education has been central to Brown’s mission for well over a century. Today, graduate students at Brown compose approximately one-quarter of the student population and contribute in significant and enduring ways to teaching, research and the advancement of knowledge across the disciplines. Conversations are taking place here at Brown and throughout the country about the role graduate students play in the educational and research mission and operations of private universities such as Brown. 

Brown and other universities argue in an amicus brief filed Feb. 29 that the National Labor Relations Board should preserve its prior ruling that precludes unionization by graduate assistants at private research universities.