Newsday: Stony Brook research assistants vote to unionize
December 7, 2008
Research assistants at Stony Brook University have voted to unionize after a nine-month campaign that organizers called the largest union drive on Long Island in recent memory.
In a vote of 214-135 tallied Friday evening, the research assistants – all doctoral students – decided to join Local 1104 of the Communications Workers of America. There are about 745 research assistants at Stony Brook, organizers said.
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