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Johns Hopkins graduate students announce unionization plans

Johns Hopkins graduate students announce unionization plans

Johns Hopkins University graduate students rallied on campus Wednesday to announce plans to unionize and demand better working conditions.

They’ve joined forces with SEIU Local 500, the group behind the successful unionization effort of American University graduate students, as well as those of part-time faculty across the region.

In front of the Milton S. Eisenhower Library on Johns Hopkins’ Homewood campus, more than 50 people chanted: “Hear us shout, JHU, Hopkins grads are workers, too.”

The student workers said they work unreasonably long hours for low pay in positions filled with uncertainty and don’t receive affordable health insurance. They’re demanding an...

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