Stand Up for Graduate Student Employees (SUGSE) has fought for graduate-worker rights and protections at Brown University since 2014. As researchers, teachers, and mentors at Brown, graduate workers are vital to the everyday working of the university. SUGSE is organizing a union in order to participate as equal partners in the decisions that affect our lives. Through collective bargaining and collective action, we will advocate for the needs of a diverse student body, fight against discrimination in all its forms, and nurture a caring community that supports the personal and professional lives of all student workers.
Today marks an exciting point in our campaign: four months after our successful election in November, we met with admin for our first bargaining session. We’re bargaining because #OurWorkHasVALUE. Opening Statement Kaity In 2018, a majority of Brown University graduate workers voted to form a Union. While the University has legally respected this … Continue reading Read SUGSE’s opening statement for the first day of bargaining!
The deadline to nominate people for the Bargaining Committee (BC) has been extended to Tuesday, February 26 at 5pm! Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the name and department of you or someone you know who wants to run for the BC. Online ballot links will be emailed to all members on Wednesday, February 27. See this updated election … Continue reading Nomination period extended – Join the Bargaining Committee!
Today we got one step closer to a fair contract: we announced the procedure to elect a bargaining committee. See our election announcement, or below, for more information on how to get involved and represent your fellow grad workers. We need you! Bargaining Committee Election Announcement The Bargaining Committee (BC) is an elected group … Continue reading Make your voice heard—join the Bargaining Committee!
We’re really excited to share our union’s bargaining survey with you. This is the first step toward building a better Brown that includes graduate worker voices. Here’s a link to the survey. Last semester we won our union election, and now we get a seat at the table. As we look ahead to bargaining our first … Continue reading Take our Bargaining Survey!