We Are Workers!

We all have different reasons for wanting our labour to be recognized as such, and for wanting a democratic, equitable workplace. Join us, and sign an authorization card today!

Resolution in Solidarity with the Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties on Strike

Resolution in Solidarity with the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties on Strike [Passed at the Fall Members’ Meeting, 20th October, 2016] WHEREAS, the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF-AFT), which represents faculty and coaches at Pennsylvania’s fourteen state-owned universities, has been on strike since Wednesday, October 19 after working … More Resolution in Solidarity with the Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties on Strike

Resolution in Solidarity with Harvard’s Striking Dining Hall Workers

Graduate Students United at the University of Chicago stands in solidarity with Harvard’s dining hall workers who have been on strike since October 5, and who have faced abuse and intimidation from the University administration. At Harvard, the richest institution of higher education in the world, with a $35 billion endowment and a $62 billion … More Resolution in Solidarity with Harvard’s Striking Dining Hall Workers

Resolution against the Dakota Access Pipeline

Resolution against the Dakota Access Pipeline and in Favor of a Just Transition to a Clean Energy Future [Passed at the Fall Members’ Meeting, 20th October, 2016] WHEREAS, the $3.78 Billion, 1,172-mile Dakota Access Pipeline would carry over half a million barrels of dirty crude oil from the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota, through … More Resolution against the Dakota Access Pipeline

Guide to Healthcare

GSU’s Healthcare committee had one its more active years in recent times. Following the dramatic hike in out of pocket payments (the amount one pays before the insurance kicks in) on the university insurance plan, announced just before the start of the previous academic year, many of us came together to organise against it, and … More Guide to Healthcare

NLRB (Finally) Rules: We are Workers!

Today, in a historic decision the National Labor Relations Board ruled that “student assistants working at private colleges and universities are statutory employees covered by the National Labor Relations Act.” What does this mean? This decision recognizes that as graduate students who work as teaching and research assistants at private universities we are legally entitled … More NLRB (Finally) Rules: We are Workers!

Petition: Abolish the Hours Cap for Graduate Employees

Sign this petition on our change.org platform! The cap on working hours  at the University of Chicago has become untenable for the graduate student population. While the 19.5 hour cap for graduate employees at the University of Chicago has  been in place for some time now, in August 2015 the administration began including teaching hours in … More Petition: Abolish the Hours Cap for Graduate Employees

Questions about Healthcare? An Exchange with Student Health and Counseling Services

There is so much about healthcare provisions on campus that just don’t seem to make sense! As our healthcare campaign has been growing, we have also been trying to collectively figure out stuff, beginning with updating the GSU Survival Guide over summer. On November 18th, 2015, two GSU members on the Student Health Advisory Board … More Questions about Healthcare? An Exchange with Student Health and Counseling Services

Let Graduate Employees Decide How to Manage Their Own Working Lives

Graduate Students United categorically denies the administration’s oft-repeated talking point that graduate employees are students first. We are from day one employees of this institution, as well as being students. All of our labor—research, writing, teaching, coordinating workshops, planning and attending conferences, etc.—produces value for the university. We receive compensation and benefits for the work that … More Let Graduate Employees Decide How to Manage Their Own Working Lives