Yale-union divide apparent at revival

September 10, 2002
Nearly 200 Yale workers, union leaders and area residents packed Center Church on the Green for a fiery revival Monday night, as clergy members encouraged them to fast, pray and “do whatever it takes” to achieve a new relationship with Yale. With talk of fighting Yale in biblical terms and references to Yale President Richard »

Hospital police arrest union workers

September 9, 2002
As tension mounts between Yale and its unions, union leaders accused the University of involvement in the arrests of four workers distributing leaflets about unionization in front of a Yale-New Haven Hospital building last week. Two Yale employees were arrested on Wednesday morning outside the Dana Clinic building on Howard Avenue after passing out leaflets »

Unions vote to clear way for potential strikes

September 5, 2002
Members of Yale’s two largest unions voted Wednesday night to allow union leaders to call job actions, including strikes. Members of Local 34, which represents clerical and technical workers, voted 996-198, with four voided ballots, to authorize job actions. Later in the evening, dining hall, service and maintenance workers in Local 35 also approved the »

Strike authorization vote to be held today

September 4, 2002
Members of Yale’s two largest unions will vote tonight on whether to allow their leaders to call a strike. If authorized by their members, union leaders could order a strike if they believe contract negotiations with Yale are deadlocked. The votes follow eight months of negotiations between Yale and locals 34 and 35, which represent »

Princeton removes admissions officer, assigns him to new post

August 13, 2002
Princeton University will replace its director of admissions and move him to another administrative position in the wake of an April incident in which admissions officials gained unauthorized access to student files on a Yale admissions Web site. Princeton President Shirley Tilghman announced the university’s plans today following the conclusion of an independent investigation commissioned »

FBI to investigate Princeton admissions hacking incident

July 26, 2002
The Federal Bureau of Investigation will examine charges that Princeton admissions officials gained repeated, unauthorized access to the admissions decisions of 11 Yale applicants by hacking into Yale’s online admissions notification system. Yale officials filed the complaint with the FBI Thursday after an investigation found that the University’s online notification Web site had been accessed »

Princeton officials broke into Yale online admissions decisions

July 25, 2002
Princeton admissions officers gained repeated, unauthorized access to the admissions decisions of 11 Yale applicants in early April by exploiting Yale’s new online admission notification system, Yale and Princeton officials said Wednesday. A security report drafted by Yale’s Information Technology Services showed that Princeton officials viewed Yale admissions decisions — in several cases before applicants »

Cornell agrees to graduate student union election

July 20, 2002
For the first time, a private university has amicably agreed to a teaching assistant unionization election, and said it would not appeal the results. In a major victory for the graduate student unionization movement, Cornell University officials last week said that they would negotiate immediately with the Cornell Association of Student Employees if the group »

Unions may vote to allow strike

July 12, 2002
Frustrated by the slow progress of recent contract negotiations, Yale union leaders said they may hold a strike authorization vote at a membership meeting Sept. 4. If union members vote to authorize a strike at the meeting, which would be held on the first day of fall classes, union negotiators would be able to call »

Yale, unions dispute meaning of consultant’s departure

May 29, 2002
Leaders of locals 34 and 35 questioned the University’s commitment to working with the unions and raised doubts about the possibility of a peaceful resolution to contract negotiations after last week’s departure of the labor-management consultant hired to oversee bargaining. After nearly three months of leading interest-based negotiations on contracts for nearly 4,000 Yale workers, »

A watershed year for labor relations

May 1, 2002
For most Yale undergraduates, the ins and outs of daily of life on campus during the last year was rather routine. Students ate in dining halls, solicited advice from their college administrative assistants, and called maintenance workers when their rooms needed repairs. To the workers, union leaders and University officials who have lived the long, »

Columbia TAs, RAs strike for union

May 1, 2002
Chanting “Columbia works because we do,” hundreds of graduate students, clerical workers and union supporters rallied outside the main gates of Columbia University during a one-day strike Monday to protest the university’s appeal of a March graduate student union election. But Columbia Associate Vice President Virgil Renzulli said Columbia will not drop its appeal, and »