Here at GSU, we’re wishing a happy New Year to all of our members and graduate workers everywhere, as well as good riddance to 2020. If you’re looking for a way to start the New Year off right and make a positive change on campus, consider getting more involved with GSU! There are plenty of opportunities below to get involved with organizing or our many standing committees that keep our union moving forward. So check them out, and don’t just hope for a better 2021–find a way to make it happen!
Save the Date: Winter GMM Wednesday, January 20
Our first GMM of the winter quarter will be on Wednesday, January 20. Keep an eye out for more details, but in the meantime, please add the date to your calendars! At this meeting, we will be discussing the results of initial organizing around our major winter campaign and voting on whether to move forward publicly with this campaign, so it’s important to have high attendance in order to best determine the direction of our organizing for winter quarter!
Anti-racism working group retreat and 28-day Antiracism Challenge
The Anti-Racism Working Group (ARWG) encourages anyone holding white privilege to take on the 28-day Antiracism Challenge this break! This daily reading and journaling exercise can be done at a pace of your choosing, with indefinite start or end dates. Accountability Circles are still open for those who want to work on it with others, or you might choose to work on your own. See the flier for more info. We also welcome any GSU member to come organize and build community around anti-racist praxis with us! Contact Rina at r.sugawara [AT] gmail [DOT] com for the zoom link to our forthcoming ARWG Retreat #2!
Recarding with GSU Reminder
Don’t forget: one way to renew your involvement in the independent GSU is to sign our new digital membership card.Now that we’re an independent union, we’re asking all members to sign a new (digital, for now) membership card to confirm their membership in GSU. There’s no negative consequence if you don’t sign this card; we’re here to support all graduate workers regardless. This is simply a way for us to get back in touch with our membership. Sign the membership card here!
GSU has a number of ways to get involved, from organizing to committee work! All meetings are open to all members. Below you can find meetings and times for our regular committee meetings, but also feel free to get in touch with one of your department’s stewards or your divisional representative or email email@example.com if you are interested in work at the departmental or divisional level.
To receive Zoom links and updates for the meetings below, email us to join the Departmental Organizer listserv.
Stewards and Organizing Committee – Mondays at 6pm
Steering Committee – Tuesdays at 6pm
Worker Action Committee – Fridays at 2pm
Mutual Aid Committee – Fridays at 3pm
Communications Committee – Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved!