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 together!

De-Policing Hyde Park Conversation

GSU’s mutual aid committee, along with organizations like the Black Abolitionist Network, Good Kids Mad City, and #CareNotCops, has organized a community conversation on recent campaigns to defund UCPD, to be held virtually on Friday, November 20 from 3-5pm. Find more details at the Facebook event and in the image below, or visit to register now!

Recarding with GSU Reminder

As we mentioned previously, one way to renew your involvement in the independent GSU is to sign our new digital membership card. If you’re receiving this email, you may have already signed a physical membership card to join GSU. However, now that we’re an independent union, we’re asking all members to sign a new (digital, for now) membership card to confirm their membership in GSU. There’s no negative consequence if you don’t sign this card; we’re here to support all graduate workers regardless. This is simply a way for us to get back in touch with our membership. We’ll also be setting up one-on-one organizing conversations, so be on the lookout for an email from your friendly department organizer soon!

Sign the membership card here!

Get Involved

GSU has a number of ways to get involved, from organizing to committee work! All meetings are open to all members. Below you can find meetings and times for our regular committee meetings, but also feel free to get in touch with one of your department’s stewards or your divisional representative if you are interested in work at the departmental or divisional level.

Stewards and Organizing Committee – Mondays at 6pm

Steering Committee – Tuesdays at 6pm

FORCe/Worker Action Committee – Wednesdays at 6pm

Communications Committee – Thursdays at 2pm

Mutual Aid Committee – Fridays at 3pm

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