NLRB Cancels Union Vote for Resident Advisors

Decision came at the request of SEIU Local 500.

May 03, 2017

The Service Employees International Union Local 500 has withdrawn its petition calling for a vote among resident advisors at the George Washington University to unionize. As a result, the National Labor Relations Board canceled the vote that had been scheduled for Wednesday.

In a statement, the university said it welcomes this action.

“The university values our undergraduate students who participate as resident advisors in providing peer-to-peer leadership, support and mentorship for other undergraduate students who live in our residence halls,” the statement continued.  “As we have stated, it does not make sense to apply a federally regulated system of collective bargaining to undergraduate students who are participating for a limited period of time in a program as part of their educational experience.

“We look forward to working closely with our resident advisors to continue to enhance our residential life program and ensure resident advisors have the support needed as they serve in this important educational leadership role.”

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Acting NLRB Regional Director Says Resident Advisors Are Eligible to Unionize

April 24, 2017
Decision means GW resident advisors will vote on whether they should organize as members of Service Employees International Union.