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About GSU

GSU has been working since 2007 to improve the lives of graduate students and gain recognition for the work we do at this university. Together, we’ve won dramatic pay increases, better healthcare, improved parental leave policies, stipends for childcare, and a freeze in Advanced Residency tuition.

Grad employees perform essential work and are the backbone of the University of Chicago. At some point every undergraduate student is taught by a grad instructor, and grad researchers advance scientific frontiers. As grad employees we deserve a seat at the table when decisions are made that affect our lives, those of our students, and the broader community. GSU represents a strong majority of graduate workers who stand together.

After a membership-wide referendum in June 2020, GSU is an independent union. We are currently working on preparing to bargain a first contract.

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Joining Solidarity Efforts with #CareNotCops: Open the Books on UCPD

GSU stands in solidarity with campus organizations including #CareNotCops, the Library Activist Network, and other campus workers in demanding that President Zimmer and Provost Lee meet all the demands of #CareNotCops, beginning with disclosing the budget of the University of Chicago Police Department (UCPD). As workers on this campus and members of the university community, … Continue reading Joining Solidarity Efforts with #CareNotCops: Open the Books on UCPD

ICE Regulations Update, Things That Make You Go Hmmm… and More!

Dear Members,The past week has seen minor victories and increased solidarity across our union. We have some updates on recent events, as well as upcoming meetings and a couple (brief) requests for member feedback. Read this email to find out more! ICE Regulations Update As we mentioned in last week’s newsletter, GSU stands in solidarity … Continue reading ICE Regulations Update, Things That Make You Go Hmmm… and More!

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