Morgan, Brown & Joy Attorney Nicholas DiGiovanni Featured in the Routledge Publication “Collective Bargaining in Higher Education”

Morgan, Brown & Joy attorney Nicholas DiGiovanni contributed the chapter, “Graduate Student Unionization,” for the book “Collective Bargaining in Higher Education: Best Practices for Promoting Collaboration, Equity, and Measurable Outcomes.” In his chapter, DiGiovanni provides: 

  • In-depth review of the emergence of graduate student unionization, particularly in the private sector under the National Labor Relations Act; 
  • Analysis of the unique issues facing negotiators for institutions as it concerns graduate student unions; and
  • An assessment from personal experiences with negotiating with graduate student unions, including important suggestions for administrations facing such collective bargaining.

Published by Routledge Press, the book covers best practices for promoting collaboration, equity, and measurable outcomes.

DiGiovanni brings over four decades of experience to his diverse clientele and has handled cases and issues in virtually all aspects of labor and employment law. Over the course of his illustrious career, DiGiovanni developed a particular niche in labor and employment matters affecting colleges and universities, focusing especially on collective bargaining with faculty, staff and graduate student unions, proceedings before state and federal labor board agencies, arbitration cases, advice on union organizing, and management training. For example, he successfully litigated at the National Labor Relations Board the managerial status of full time faculty members at Tufts University Medical School and Elmira College under the standards of the Supreme Court’s Yeshiva University case. He has also negotiated dozens of initial and successor faculty, staff and graduate student collective bargaining agreements at both public and private institutions, including community colleges, private four year institutions and R1 Doctoral research universities. As a result, he is one of the foremost authorities on higher education labor relations in the country and represents many institutions of higher education around the Northeastern region of the country.

About Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLP

Morgan, Brown & Joy is among the largest management-side employment law firms in New England, representing a wide range of Fortune 100 corporations, educational and health care institutions and small businesses across all sectors of the economy. The firm’s attorneys are known for anticipating and finding solutions to the ever-expanding range of employment-related legal issues in order to avoid the time and cost of litigation. When litigation becomes necessary, the firm aggressively defends its clients and has a proven record of success.