Graduate Students United

Representing graduate students at the University of Chicago since 2007

Graduate Students United

Representing graduate students at the University of Chicago since 2007

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Welcome to GSU

GSU has been working since 2007 to improve the lives of graduate students and gain recognition for the work we do at this university. Together, we’ve won dramatic pay increases, better healthcare, improved parental leave policies, stipends for childcare, and a freeze in Advanced Residency tuition.

Grad employees perform essential work and are the backbone of the University of Chicago. At some point every undergraduate student is taught by a grad instructor, and grad researchers advance scientific frontiers. As grad employees we deserve a seat at the table when decisions are made that affect our lives, those of our students, and the broader community. GSU represents a strong majority of graduate workers who stand together.

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We are workers!

Graduate Students United was formed in 2007 to fight for the rights of graduate students at the University of Chicago. In the fall of 2016, the National Labor Relations Board ruled that graduate workers at private universities are eligible to form and join unions to bargain with their employer. GSU is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, the Illinois Federation of Teachers and the American Association of University Professors in our push for a recognized union here at the University of Chicago.