More than 3,000 graduate student workers at the Johns Hopkins University filed to unionize at the start of December. Nearly two weeks after their filing, Hopkins has filed to postpone or reschedule their hearing. Hopkins graduate students announced plans to unionize back in 2018 and have been rallying ever since. Most recently, the graduate students, as part of the group Teachers and Researchers United (TRU), gathered in October to start their union card campaign and advocate for fair wages as well as several other issues, such as on-time payment and safe workplaces. By the time the students filed to unionize, they counted 3,335 employees amongst themselves.
More than 3,000 Johns Hopkins graduate students file motion to unionize; university seeks added time for election agreement
December 16, 2022