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.
We’re having an election! Graduate workers at Brown have officially given notice to our employer that we are moving forward with a union election. This is a huge step in our campaign to win a union, and it wouldn’t have been possible without the overwhelming support and action we’ve seen from graduate workers across the … Continue reading We’re having an election!
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!
Original Post: Dear Fellow Graduate Student Employees, As you may know, there is an on-going effort to organize a union of research assistants (RAs) and teaching assistants (TAs), to advocate for grad employee rights and protections at Brown University. We thank the Graduate Student Council for supporting the involvement of all grads in … Continue reading Union Affiliation Vote Information
The following letter was recently posted on Blue Stockings: Dear Brown University Community and Alumni, We no longer have a functioning Title IX Office, and we do not know why. Amanda Walsh, former Title IX Program Officer, and Jessica Katz, former Title IX Investigator, the two staff members that made up the entirety of the … Continue reading SUGSE Title IX Demands