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S. 2891 (110th): Teaching and Research Assistant Collective Bargaining Rights Act

The text of the bill below is as of Apr 17, 2008 (Introduced).


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110th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 2891

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

April 17, 2008

(for himself, Mrs. Clinton, Mr. Obama, Mr. Brown, Mr. Feingold, and Mr. Schumer) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

A BILL

To amend the National Labor Relations Act to apply the protections of the Act to teaching and research assistants.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Teaching and Research Assistant Collective Bargaining Rights Act.

2.

Definition

Section 2(3) of the National Labor Relations Act (29 U.S.C. 152(3)) is amended—

(1)

by striking (3) and inserting (3)(A); and

(2)

by adding at the end the following:

(B)

The term employee includes a student enrolled at an institution of higher education (as defined in section 101 or 102 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1001, 1002), other than an institution of a State or political subdivision) who is performing work for remuneration at the direction of the institution, whether or not the work relates to the student's course of study.

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