Live updates: USC, GSWOC agree on tentative election date


  LIVE: Last updated Jan. 19 at 4:35 p.m.

A union election date has tentatively been set for Feb. 15-16.

Jan. 19, 2023 4:35 p.m.

USC and a prospective union of graduate student workers tentatively set the dates of a union election for Feb. 15 and 16. The NLRB still needs to draft the formal agreement, which will require both parties’ signatures.

The agreement came after a second day of hearings with the labor board, which defined which workers are eligible to join the union.

Next month’s election will hinge on a simple majority vote of union-eligible workers. The group seems likely to vote in favor of unionization given that roughly 60% of 3,400 workers signed union authorization cards to trigger the hearing in December.

— TOMOKI CHIEN, staff writer

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