Graduate Labor Organization (GLO), formerly known as Stand Up for Graduate Student Employees (SUGSE), is the union of graduate workers that has fought for 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. GLO has helped graduate workers participate as equal partners in the decisions that affect our lives. Through collective bargaining and collective action, we 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 ratified our constitution! Check out the Constitution Basics for a brief tour through the main parts of the Constitution. This is a huge milestone for our union. In addition to setting forth our union’s purpose and organizational structure, the constitution features our new name—Graduate Labor Organization (GLO)—which reflects our commitment to inclusivity. It also contains information … Continue reading Introducing GLO (Graduate Labor Organization)
After years of organizing and taking action together, graduate workers at Brown are finally starting the academic year with a fair contract! For the first time, there are enforceable provisions protecting our working hours, our wages, our health benefits, our right to respect in the workplace, to name a few. Congratulations on these huge wins! … Continue reading Ratifying our constitution
We are pleased to announce that members have ratified our collective bargaining agreement with university administration with a 95% yes vote. The final count was 446 yes to 25 no. This is a huge step toward securing rights and recognition for graduate workers at Brown, and the first collective bargaining agreement of its kind in the … Continue reading Ratified!
Yesterday, the Bargaining Committee reached a Tentative Agreement (TA) for our first union contract! This contract represents a huge win for all graduate-student employees. We are the first grads at an Ivy League institution to win recognition of our status as workers and our value as contributors to the University’s mission. For this first 3 … Continue reading We won a contract!