In November, 2013, the University and the UAW reached a voluntary agreement to hold an election conducted by the American Arbitration Association so NYU and NYU-Poly graduate employees can decide whether to be represented by the Graduate Student Organizing Committee/UAW and Scientists and Engineers Together/UAW (GSOC/UAW and SET/UAW).

Under terms of the agreement, NYU and the UAW agreed to withdraw their proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board. The University and the UAW also committed to bargain in good faith for a contract upon confirmation of a majority vote by graduate employees for UAW representation in collective bargaining.

The statement outlining the agreement is here.

In December, the graduate assistants and research assistants covered by the agreement voted to affiliate with the UAW. Negotiations for a contract are expected to commence during the spring 2014 semester.