Graduate Workers Union rallies, advocates for summer funding, more leave

The Union delivered approximately 500 Valentine’s Day-inspired cards to Provost Holden Thorp’s office to advocate for what they argue are their rights on campus as graduate students Feb. 14.

Emma Baker | News Editor

Bon Appetit workers approve first union contract

Bon Appetit workers approved their first union contract with United Food and Commercial Workers Local 655 Nov. 22.

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Graduate students pull petition for union

Graduate students rallied outside of the Danforth University Center Tuesday after withdrawing their petition to receive union recognition by the National Labor Relations Board Nov. 15.

Emma Baker | Staff Reporter

Op-ed: Direct action as a means of change for graduate students

Our power comes from our will to take action to improve our lives, and continuing to take action is what we plan to do as the Washington University Graduate Workers Union.

Augusto Medeiros Da Rosa | 5th Year Graduate Student

Letter to the Editor: Wash. U. grad workers union is still here, still fighting

From the beginning, the Wash. U. administration has chosen to hide behind union-busting lawyers in the courtroom rather than to listen to us.

Washington University Graduate Workers Union

Graduate students forge ahead

Despite being stalled in their unionization process due to 174 challenged votes, graduate students continued to put pressure on the administration by rallying outside Brookings Hall at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15.

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Graduate students tentatively vote not to unionize: 216-174 vote against union, 174 additional ballots under challenge

A reported 216 graduate students voted against Service Employees International Union (SEIU) representation while 174 students voted in favor of an SEIU union. In addition to those 390 ballots, 174 have been challenged.

Emma Baker | Contributing Reporter

Graduate students begin vote on unionization, face administration opposition

Voting to determine whether graduate students will unionize—an issue complicated by Washington University’s multiple emails to graduate students and faculty that were perceived by some students as discouraging and anti-union—began Oct. 25 and will continue Oct. 26.

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Op-ed submission: Propaganda and fear tactics

In true authoritarian fashion, the administration has taken advantage of its ability to communicate directly with the whole University in an attempt to sway students into voting against unionizing.

Jose Madero | Ph.D. Candidate

Op-ed submission: Undergraduates: Stand with your graduate student workers

This administration has displayed a stunning lack of awareness of the graduate student work that goes into planning, preparing and guiding undergraduate education.

The Washington University Graduate Workers Organizing Committee