|Submitted||Feb. 11, 2015|
To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
Copies of the petitions submitted to the National Labor Relations Board by the Graduate Workers of Columbia, an affiliate of the United Auto Workers Local 2110, as well as copies of any accompanying documentation.
The Graduate Workers of Columbia submitted their petitions in mid-December of 2014. (Source: https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2014/12/18/uaw-asks-nlrb-back-ta-unions-private-universities)
Here is the G.W.C.'s website: http://www.columbiagradunion.org/2014/12/20/going-to-the-nlrb/
Here are is a sample of the petitions I seek: http://www.nlrb.gov/sites/default/files/attachments/basic-page/node-3040/nlrbform502.pdf
I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.
In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.