IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
April 17, 2008
Mr. Kennedy (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
To amend the National Labor Relations Act to apply the protections of the Act to teaching and research assistants.
This Act may be cited as
Teaching and Research Assistant
Collective Bargaining Rights Act.
Section 2(3) of the National Labor Relations Act (29 U.S.C. 152(3)) is amended—
by adding at the end the following:
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.