Labor Beat Covers GSU’s Pre-Election Rally and Victory in Union-Recognition Elections on Oct 17-18

Labor Beat, a non-profit CAN TV Community Partner based in Chicago, IL, recently published a video on their YouTube channel covering our pre-election rally and victory in the union-recognition election at the University of Chicago on October 17-18. The video includes an interview with Chaz Lee and Daniela Palmer, members of GSU and graduate employees … More Labor Beat Covers GSU’s Pre-Election Rally and Victory in Union-Recognition Elections on Oct 17-18

WE WON: Historic Landslide Victory for Grad Workers at UChicago

We DID IT! After a decade of organizing, countless conversations, and a thrilling election closely followed across the country (see, for example, here, here, here and here), grad employees at the University of Chicago overwhelmingly voted YES to recognize Graduate Students United as their union! This high-turnout, supermajority win represents grad workers’ strong mandate to advocate for their own … More WE WON: Historic Landslide Victory for Grad Workers at UChicago

A Message on Faculty – Graduate Employee Relationships by Professor Robert Johnston and Dr. Tom Alter

In a week, University of Chicago graduate employees will vote whether to unionize. Giving more power to grad workers frightens a few faculty members and most administrators, who claim that unions disrupt the harmonious relationship between faculty and their students. Happily, we can attest that graduate student unions do not harm the advisor/advisee relationship. The … More A Message on Faculty – Graduate Employee Relationships by Professor Robert Johnston and Dr. Tom Alter

A Message on Housing from GSU Member Caroline Heller

My name is Caroline Heller, and I am a fourth-year doctoral student in English Language and Literature. I support Graduate Students United (GSU) because with a union I’ll have a seat at the table when decisions are made that affect my life, including where I live. When I started at the University of Chicago in … More A Message on Housing from GSU Member Caroline Heller