unionization

New federal labor regulations and growing membership generate optimism among WUGWU members for formal unionization

The Washington University Undergraduate and Graduate Students Workers Union is undergoing a new surge of energy to be recognized as an official union by the University.

| News Editor

WUGWU holds first demonstration of spring semester

The Washington University Graduate Workers Union marched to Brookings to deliver a petition to Chancellor-elect Andrew Martin as part of their continued campaign for a living wage Jan. 31.

| News Editor

WUGWU and SWA move forward with ‘Fight for $15’

Washington University Graduate Workers Union held a second “Fight for $15” rally, chanting and marching through the Danforth University Center Thursday, Oct. 4.

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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

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