Student group, UM System seek summary judgment over unionization

More than a year after the MU Coalition of Graduate Workers sued the University of Missouri System Board of Curators over the right to unionize, attorneys for both sides are seeking to have the case decided by summary judgment rather than bench trial.

According to court documents, all parties must have their motions submitted by Oct. 30, and responses from both sides will continue to be submitted into the new year. After that, they will begin oral arguments before Boone County Circuit Judge Jeff Harris.

The suit filed in May 2016 claimed that MU graduate student workers’ right to collectively organize is being violated by the University of Missouri System’s decision to not recognize their union, according to court documents.

The lead attorney for the curators on this case did not immediately respond to a request for comment Wednesday morning.

Read more: Columbia Missourian

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