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Court: Grad students are ‘employees,’ but more litigation looms

In this Aug. 26, 2015 photo, Jonathan Butler uses a megaphone to encourage others to stand and chant during a "day of action" celebrating graduate students and draw attention to their demands in Traditions Plaza on the University of Missouri campus in Columbia, Mo. Butler began his hunger strike on Nov. 2 to call attention to racial problems at the state's flagship university. (Daniel Brenner/Columbia Daily Tribune via AP)

The Missouri Court of Appeals Western District has ruled that graduate students at the University of Missouri count as “employees” under the Missouri Constitution’s protections for collective bargaining rights. But, the appellate court added, it’s not clear if the school ...

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