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

A Message on Healthcare from GSU Member Trish Kahle

My name is Trish Kahle, and I’m a graduate employee in the Social Sciences Division at the University of Chicago. I’m voting yes for our union because grad workers and their families need access to affordable, high quality health care. The university administration’s approach to providing health insurance denies us a voice in determining the … More A Message on Healthcare from GSU Member Trish Kahle

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

GSU Stands in Solidarity with University of Puerto Rico Student and Faculty Members on strike

Graduate Students United at the University of Chicago (AFT/AAUP) stands in solidarity with striking student and faculty members across the University of Puerto Rico system as they fight against austerity measures that threaten access to public and high-quality higher education in the island. … More GSU Stands in Solidarity with University of Puerto Rico Student and Faculty Members on strike

We Stand Together with the Students, Faculty, and Staff of Central European University (Budapest, Hungary)

Graduate Students United at the University of Chicago (AFT/AAUP) stand in solidarity with the staff, students, and faculty of Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, Hungary, against efforts by the Fidesz government to close the university. … More We Stand Together with the Students, Faculty, and Staff of Central European University (Budapest, Hungary)