NLRB Drops Proposed Rule on Unionization of Undergraduate and Graduate Students

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced their intention to publish a Notice of Withdrawal in the Federal Register, withdrawing a proposed rule regarding undergraduate and graduate students.

The proposed rule would have exempted from the NLRB’s jurisdiction those students who perform services for financial compensation in connection with their studies by declaring them not to be “employees” within the meaning of Section 2(3) of the National Labor Relations Act.

The Board has decided to withdraw this rulemaking proceeding at this time in order to focus its limited resources on competing Agency priorities, including the adjudication of unfair labor practice and representation cases currently in progress.