Today members of Clark University Graduate Workers United (CUGWU-Teamsters) ratified their first contract, ending an indefinite strike.
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BU Graduate Workers Build Momentum on Union Drive
By Eli Gerzon Boston – Last week, a lively crowd of a few hundred rallied on Marsh Plaza at Boston University in support of Boston University Graduate Workers United (BUGWU). The union went public this month and is now building up support in the lead-up to eventually filing for a vote to unionize. Speakers talkedContinue reading “BU Graduate Workers Build Momentum on Union Drive“
Why WPI Grad Workers Need a Union
With a supermajority of cards signed, the Worcester Polytechnic Institute Graduate Workers’ Union is filing for a union election with the NLRB. In August, Working Mass spoke with two members of the organizing committee to discuss how the union drive got started, the impact of the pandemic and rising cost of living, and why, in the face of an administration fixated on money, a union is needed to safeguard workers, the broader WPI community, and the institution’s scientific mission.
Victory for Grad Workers, Left Unionists at MIT
By Henry De Groot On Wednesday, graduate student workers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) voted 1785 to 912 in support of unionizing with the MIT Graduate Student Union (MITGSU-UE), an affiliate of the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE). The landslide victory overcame opposition from the university administration and setContinue reading “Victory for Grad Workers, Left Unionists at MIT”
Clark Grad Workers Win Worcester’s Newest Union
Graduate student workers at Clark University in Worcester have voted 100 to 7 to join the Teamsters in a union election.
Clark Grad Workers Rally for Recognition
Clark University Graduate Workers United (CUGWU-Teamsters) gathered with supporters on campus Wednesday to urge the administration to voluntarily recognize their union.
Why Clark Grad Workers Decided to Unionize
We spoke with William Westgard-Cruice and Patrick Geiger, two members of the CUGWU-Teamsters organizing committee, about what drove their decision to organize, the administration’s “mental gymnastics,” and how grad student workers fit into the labor movement.
Clark University Grad Students Seek to Form a Union
Graduate student workers at Clark University in Worcester have formally announced their intent to unionize with Teamsters Local 170.