Hot Bargaining Summer is here!

Hot Bargaining Summer Kick-off Party: 5/30!

Dear Members, 

The historic day is upon us! Next Wednesday, May 31st, our bargaining committee is going to meet with the university for the first time after so many years of organizing. During this meeting, we will be delivering our language proposals to the university and setting up the future dates of bargaining. Expect an update within a couple of days of bargaining. 

This is our contract, and the strength of the contract depends on our involvement and being informed about what we are fighting for and why it is worth fighting for. To this end, your department organizers will be doing walkthroughs the rest of this week to talk about what the proposals are and why they are so important in improving our working conditions. 

Next Tuesday, May 30th, we are hosting our hot bargaining summer kick off party! This is a day to celebrate this historic day and hard work of organizing with food, lawn games and screen printing, so bring a shirt or a tote bag to get your union’s logo printed and show off your union pride.

On the day of bargaining, May 31st, we are celebrating a day of Union Visibility. Wear your union shirt, put up a sign outside your office, or wear a button to show support for GSU. After the day of bargaining, meet up with your bargaining committee at The Cove starting at 7pm. Bargaining committee members will be there to chat about what happened during the day. Perhaps buy them a beer to show your appreciation!


GSU is hiring a part time staffer! GSU is seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic individual to join our team as a Part-Time Staff Organizer. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in supporting the ongoing efforts of graduate workers to organize our peers and get a great first contract that will protect and promote worker’s rights and well-being on campus. This is a part-time position, offering an excellent opportunity to gain experience in labor organizing and collective bargaining. Follow this link to see the full job listing and instructions for how to apply.

Chicago-land solidarity events

What better place to show solidarity than on the dance floor? Join the recently unionized Berlin Nightclub staff on the evening of June 1st for a union supporter pop-up! This is an opportunity to celebrate Berlin’s big win, and to show your support for other Chicago workers who are organizing for better workplace conditions. More info on the event can be found here.

In solidarity,

Graduate Students United