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.

GSU is affiliated with the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE).


Recent Posts from GSU

May GMM and Other Updates

NEW INFORMATION Notes from the GMM *New* Union Card Pledge GSU is excited to launch a card campaign to gain legal recognition by the end of the 2022-2023 academic year! Gaining legal recognition will require the university to bargain with GSU, allowing us to negotiate a contract for increased pay, improved benefits, and protections for … Continue reading May GMM and Other Updates

Successful May Day Rally with UCLCThe University of Chicago Labor Council (of which GSU is a member) hosted a May Day Rally on Sunday, May 1, celebrating International Workers Day. The rally focused on bringing awareness to unrecognized labor and anti-union policies at UChicago and across the South Side. In addition to GSU, participating organizations … Continue reading

May Day Rally with UCLC

The University of Chicago Labor Council (of which GSU is a member) will once again be hosting a May Day Rally on Sunday, May 1, celebrating International Workers Day. The rally will focus on bringing awareness to unrecognized labor and anti-union policies at UChicago and across the South Side. In addition to GSU, participating organizations … Continue reading May Day Rally with UCLC

Welcome to Spring Quarter!

We hope the first week of spring quarter is off to a great start! The spring can be a difficult time on campus, full of stress, pending tasks, and burnout–but it also brings better weather and new opportunities to get together and get organized to make our university a better place. Remember to take time … Continue reading Welcome to Spring Quarter!