Solidarity Statement for GEO at UIUC

We, Graduate Students United (GSU) at the University of Chicago, support the Graduate Employees’ Organization (GEO) in their effort to bargain a fair contract with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Graduate employees at UIUC have been without a contract since August 2017 and have been in negotiations since March 2017. We urge Provost Cangellaris … More Solidarity Statement for GEO at UIUC

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

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

Solidarity with DACA Recipients and All Immigrants Facing State Violence

Graduate Students United stands in solidarity with DACA recipients and all immigrants facing state violence. We reiterate the demands made in our February petition urging the administration to protect immigrant students, while acknowledging that progress has been made on addressing some of these demands. Be sure to follow the University of Chicago Coalition for Immigrant … More Solidarity with DACA Recipients and All Immigrants Facing State Violence