The Brown University graduate students set conditions for the union vote

PROVIDENCE, R. I. – the Brown University and a student have agreed to the terms and conditions for a possible election to determine whether the eligible students will unionize.

Brown announced the agreement with the organization for Graduate Students and Employees on Thursday. It provides a formal election procedures, voter eligibility and other conditions, in the event that the university receives a request to hold a union election.

Brown says other things also need to happen before there’s an election to take place.

University Provost Richard M. Locke says that the Ivy League school supports the pupils ‘ “right to decide for themselves whether the union is in their interest.”

The student organisation says that the agreement is a “major step forward in the direction of securing a place at the table” where decisions are made about students’ health care, stipends, libraries and grievances.

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