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 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!
Watch and share a livestream with workers whom Brown has left without a job. We begin in half an hour at noon EST at facebook.com/BrownSUGSE Remember to like, share across platforms, and show support in the comments! Questions for the laid off workers and other guests are also welcome and we will address some comments … Continue reading Livestream today!
This coming week, our union, SUGSE, is planning 5 days of action, corresponding to our 5 demands for COVID relief, to make sure the university hears that grads need more support in the face of the disruptions caused by COVID. Click here to sign up to contribute your voice! Monday, April 13 – Don’t … Continue reading SUGSE’s Week of Action for COVID Relief and a Contract