"We made a really clear statement that you can't run a university without faculty and without students."
"It often feels like students are an afterthought and professors are an inconvenience."
Graduate students at the University of Illinois win a contract agreement they have been fighting for since August 2009.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Four thousand six hundred union workers at Yale University here won a major victory last month. At a joint press conference with Local 35 service and maintenance workers and Local 34 clerical and technical workers, the university announced an early contract agreement including job security and expansion of union representation. President Richard Levin admitted the university’s poor labor relations policy was hurting the institution and had to change.