"Union efforts among academic workers have picked up over the last decade, including many organizing campaigns and strikes since the pandemic hit. At the University of Kansas, 1,500 workers announced on Tuesday that they intended to unionize, which would establish the first-ever union at the institution. Adjunct professors at New York University and the New School could soon go on strike. Graduate students at Yale University will vote on unionization later this month. Workers are bargaining for better working conditions and wages, especially since inflation has increased their financial stress."