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.

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Make your voice heard—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!

Our election agreement: one step closer to a vote!

SUGSE and Provost Locke have signed an agreement that allows us to hold an election without the interference of Trump’s Labor Board. This agreement comes after more than a year of work, and will empower PhD and Masters graduate workers to vote for a union and bargain collectively over our working conditions. Reaching this election … Continue reading Our election agreement: one step closer to a vote!

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