A federal panel has rejected Harvard University's attempt to prevent a new election that would decide if graduate students will form a union, paving the way for a new vote.
The National Labor Relations Board on Tuesday upheld a decision by a regional labor panel that nullified the results of a November 2016 election. Early results from the election found that students voted against unionizing, but 300 ballots were challenged and weren't counted.
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The regional panel concluded Harvard published an incomplete list of students who were eligible to vote and ordered a new election.
Harvard appealed the decision.
The Harvard Graduate Students Union applauded the national labor panel's ruling and said members are focused on organizing students.
Harvard called the decision disappointing.