Just in from the Minnesota Daily:
Graduate assistants at the University of Minnesota voted against forming a union 1,857 to 1,142, according to results released by the Bureau of Mediation Services Monday.
Those initial numbers are right.
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In last week's voting, 62 percent of those who cast ballots rejected the formation of a union.
About two-thirds of all graduate assistants voted.
Unionization movement spokesman Scott Thaller a research assistant in physics, says he's disappointed -- but believes the drive will have implications for any future unionization efforts.
He told me:
"The concept of having a greater voice or a seat at the table where these decisions are made, I think we certainly raised people's awareness of that."