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

You Can’t Silence Us! A Message From GSU Members

Late Friday afternoon, on the eve of the new academic year, the University administration requested that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) review its election order for University of Chicago graduate employees. Continuing its anti-democratic stalling tactics, the administration also requested that the Board either stay our election or impound our ballots. The admin seeks … More You Can’t Silence Us! A Message From GSU Members

A Message on Childcare from GSU Member Neville Eclov

My name is Neville Eclov, and I’m a graduate employee in the Biological Sciences Division. I’m voting YES for our union because graduate employees at UChicago deserve a workplace that supports workers and their families. My wife Rachel and I had our daughter in 2014, at the start of my third year. Raising Isobel has … More A Message on Childcare from GSU Member Neville Eclov