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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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Rally for Fee Refusal and Relaunching our Union Drive: Tuesday, October 19, 12-1:30pm

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GSU Weekly Newsletter – 11/16/20

GSU’s Next General Members Meeting Our next General Members Meeting will be Wednesday, December 2 at 6pm. We’ll have more information including a preliminary agenda and zoom details in future newsletters, but for now please save the date! We’re looking forward to having everyone together to discuss the future of our union and ongoing initiatives … Continue reading GSU Weekly Newsletter – 11/16/20

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