Archinect - News 2016-08-27T14:46:19-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149965110/following-a-landmark-decision-graduate-students-will-now-be-able-to-unionize Following a landmark decision, graduate students will now be able to unionize Nicholas Korody 2016-08-24T17:17:00-04:00 >2016-08-24T17:51:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ku/kurplg5m98qk6hqk.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The National Labor Relations Board decided in favor of Columbia University graduate students and teaching assistants in a landmark case over their right to unionize. The decision will affect private universities nationwide and overturns a 2004 Brown University precedent, which asserted that students were not employees and therefore did not have the right to collectively bargain.</p><p>The decision was preceded by a long legal battle between the Graduate Workers at Columbia group and the university. The students complained about a lack of job and wage security, late paychecks, poor medical coverage, and a host of other issues. Columbia University argued that students "have a primarily academic relationship with the University and therefore are not employees."</p><p><a href="http://columbiaspectator.com/news/2016/08/23/columbia-graduate-students-win-right-unionize-landmark-case" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">h/t the Columbia Spectator</a></p><p>Interested in other labor-related issues? Check out these past articles:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149938311/the-internship-test-or-why-even-become-an-architect-at-all" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The internship test or: why even become an architect at all?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/126838478/is-twitter-the-architectural-intern-s-unofficial-labor-union-exposing-the-reality-behind-unpaid-internships-across-borders-and-industries" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Is Twitter the architectural intern's unofficial labor union? Exposing the rea...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/70491432/editor-s-picks-309 Editor's Picks #309 Nam Henderson 2013-04-02T11:00:00-04:00 >2013-04-07T15:27:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ns/nsvng3i8m5dgfn7t.jpg" width="514" height="720" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/70178032/announcing-the-2013-la-film-festival-director-s-lounge-design-competition-co-hosted-by-archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect was excited to announce a competition we're co-hosting with Designer Pages and the LA Film Festival. This competition seeks proposals for the interior design/layout of the VIP Director's Lounge for this year's LA Film Festival</a>. The winner will have their design executed, with a cash prize and an "Industry Badge" pass to the LA Film Festival in June. The winner's designs will also be on display in the director's lounge throughout the festival.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/16/16cpanwfbo8cao3b.png"><br><br><strong>News</strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/70068172/call-for-denise-scott-brown-to-be-given-pritzker-recognition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><br> The Architect&rsquo;s Journal reported that Denise Scott Brown has called for her role in Robert Venturi&rsquo;s 1991 win to be acknowledged retrospectively as a salute to "<em>the notion of joint creativity</em><em>"</em> and retrospectively acknowledge her role in Robert Venturi&rsquo;s 1991 Pritzker Prize during an AJ Women in Architecture luncheon in late March</a>. Since, nearly 2,000 advocates have passionately rallied in Brown&rsquo;s support by signing an online petition created by Harvard&rsquo;s GSD Woman in Design Group. Among the signatures include architects Zaha...</p>