A group of graduate students at the University of Michigan object to an attempt to force them into a union, according to the Detroit Free Press.

The Mackinac Center Legal Foundation filed a motion on behalf of the 370 students, who point out that they are not employees of the university and thus not subject to unionization. The Michigan Employment Relations Commission in August upheld its 1981 decision on this exact same issue and rejected a petition by the Graduate Employees Organization to unionize graduate student research assistants at U-M.

A letter signed by 18 of the 19 deans of the schools and colleges at the university supports the students who object to being unionized


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