How We’ll Win Our Contract

Colleagues, In October, graduate workers at the University of Chicago made history: we voted 1103-479 to demand that the university recognize our union, Graduate Students United (GSU). In the months since, the University of Chicago administration has refused to respect the results of that election and begin bargaining a contract. They have made clear in … More How We’ll Win Our Contract

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