Grad students vie for union

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University of Minnesota Twin Cities graduate students are following the trend of schools around the country to form a union under the United Auto Workers.

Graduate assistants perform crucial research, serve as a resource for undergrads, and even teach courses; yet they’re often left out of contract negotiations effecting 5,000 assistants. Recent attention of union rights has fueled a resurgance and now they’re closer than ever to an election to establish collective bargaining on campus.