Sexual Abuse Allegations Rock YouTube Community

The events of the past few days have sparked a conversation about consent, healthy fan-creator relationships, and online safety in the YouTube community. Online microcelebrity is hard to monitor: it involves relatively tight-knit and virtual communities that connect individuals to one another with very little outside intervention. YouTube is an intimate, informal format that fostersContinue reading “Sexual Abuse Allegations Rock YouTube Community”

Graduate Employees’ Union Approves Proposed Bargaining Terms

On Tuesday, members of NYU’s graduate student union, GSOC-UAW, voted nearly unanimously on a proposed starting point for contract negotiations with NYU. They began negotiating at 4pm yesterday. Graduate Employees’ Union Approves Proposed Bargaining Terms

Newly Unionized Graduate Employees Begin Negotiating With NYU

As Local reported last November, NYU’s graduate student-employees finally voted on unionization after a decade of resistance from the university. The vote resulted in an overwhelming victory for the Graduate Student Organizing Committee, who are now affiliated with the United Auto Workers, at the end of last semester. Early in February, GSOC-UAW began the process of negotiating a contractContinue reading “Newly Unionized Graduate Employees Begin Negotiating With NYU”

Student Labor Action Movement Goes Caroling For Change

Members of the NYU Student Labor Action Movement gathered on the 12th floor of Bobst at 2:30 pm today to sing carols about workers’ rights. Likewise, they delivered a letter to John Sexton urging implementation of an updated code of conduct to protect the rights of workers in unsafe factories in Bangladesh that produce NYU apparel. TheContinue reading “Student Labor Action Movement Goes Caroling For Change”

After A Decade, Graduate Students To Vote On Unionization Next Month

NYU and the United Auto Workers (UAW) released a joint statement yesterday afternoon announcing an agreement to hold a election determining the re-establishment of an NYU graduate employees’ union. After A Decade, Graduate Students To Vote On Unionization Next Month

NYU Public Safety To Reconsider Protocol In Aftermath Of Trapped Student At Lafayette Hall

As we reported yesterday, LS sophomore Asher Vongtau was rescued by FDNY firefighters from a crevice between Lafayette Hall and a neighboring parking garage Sunday evening after falling and being stuck there for over 35 hours. Vongtau, who was taken to Bellevue Medical Center in stable condition, is now recovering from a fractured skull, pelvis,Continue reading “NYU Public Safety To Reconsider Protocol In Aftermath Of Trapped Student At Lafayette Hall”

BREAKING: Missing NYU Student Rescued After More Than 35 Hours Trapped Between Buildings

LSP sophomore Asher Vongtau, 19, was rescued after being trapped for more than 35 hours between NYU’s Lafayette Hall and a neighboring parking garage Sunday evening, after a ten-story fall the night before. FDNY and NYPD confirmed to NYU Local that Vongtau was found conscious and was taken to Bellevue Hospital Center, where he isContinue reading “BREAKING: Missing NYU Student Rescued After More Than 35 Hours Trapped Between Buildings”