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.
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
Graduate student workers demand greater protections amidst the fast-changing and dramatic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. The closure of labs, interruption of fieldwork, and shuttering of libraries has impeded our academic progress. The cancellation of conferences and symposia has paused professionalization. Many of us have had to leave the country or take care of dependents, … Continue reading Demands for Immediate Relief for Graduate Workers at Brown
If you were at our cacerolazo this week, you know that we brought the noise! Almost a hundred and fifty graduate student workers and allies marched from the Van Wickle Gates, banging pots and pans and raising their voices together to say: CONTRACT NOW! The members of the bargaining committee went into that round of negotiations feeling … Continue reading Bargaining update – 2/29/20