In Support of Grad Student Unions

Colleagues,

The Executive Committee of the Student Union of the Society for Ethnomusicology would like to express its strong support for ongoing unionization drives by graduate workers across the United States. Graduate students at many public universities continue to enjoy the benefits of union representation and the recent NLRB reversal of the 2004 Brown decision paves the way for those at private institutions to unite and have the benefits and protections of collective bargaining rights. We believe that the statuses of ‘student’ and ‘worker’ are not mutually exclusive, and so we call on university administrations to allow those organizing to decide the issue of unionization for themselves in a fair and expedient manner.

Respectfully,

Executive Committee, 

Student Union of the Society for Ethnomusicology

Jeremy Reed, Chair
Indiana University, Bloomington
Email: reedjer@indiana.edu

Ana-María Alarcón-Jiménez, Vice-Chair
Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal)
Email: anamaria.aj@gmail.com

Liza Munk, Secretary/Treasurer
University of California, Santa Barbara
Email: emunk@umail.ucsb.edu

Juan Carlos Meléndez-Torres, Member at Large
Cornell University
Email: jcm528@cornell.edu

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