Hamline Law professor David Allen Larson was interviewed by the Minnesota Daily regarding the labor union representation election scheduled for mid-March. The election will determine whether graduate students at the University of Minnesota will join a union and be represented by the United Auto Workers. The article appeared in the Minnesota Daily March 19, 2012.
Larson described unions as a “headline issue” right now, from Wisconsin’s collective bargaining law passed last year to the right-to-work bill currently in Minnesota’s Legislature.
“Things are extremely polarized in terms of union organizing,” Larson said. “Any attempt is going to be very contentious.”
MN Daily: In vote this week, graduate workers take sides on union backed by UAW