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Many Japanese Scientists’ Jobs at Risk from Labor Law Loophole
Universities and institutes are preparing to terminate thousands of technically temporary researchers by next spring instead of granting them the permanent employment mandated by a 2013 labor law.
Many Japanese Scientists’ Jobs at Risk from Labor Law Loophole
Many Japanese Scientists’ Jobs at Risk from Labor Law Loophole

Universities and institutes are preparing to terminate thousands of technically temporary researchers by next spring instead of granting them the permanent employment mandated by a 2013 labor law.

Universities and institutes are preparing to terminate thousands of technically temporary researchers by next spring instead of granting them the permanent employment mandated by a 2013 labor law.

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University of Pittsburgh Faculty Unionize
Lisa Winter | Oct 21, 2021
The faculty voted 1511 to 612 to affiliate with United Steelworkers.
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Federal Agency Proposes Rule Against Graduate Student Unions
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Observers expect that the National Labor Relations Board will reverse an Obama-era determination that graduate students are employees entitled to form unions.
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The university’s administration tried unsuccessfully to stop the vote.