96% of our workers vote to #StrikeOnNYU for a fair contract!
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96% of our workers vote to #StrikeOnNYU for a fair contract!

Working this semester? Fill out your union card today

Get Informed

Know what you are striking for and prepare for the conversations ahead. Why can’t we work on strike? What do we tell our students? What is in the contract? Can NYU afford it?

Take Action

In solidarity means many minds working together. Individual efforts make a difference! See how you can take action today to let NYU know you support the Graduate Worker Strike.

Stay Connected

Whether in person or online, a strike is an active effort! Stay informed on our latest bargaining and strike efforts by following our social media and watching for our emails.

The Strike Authorization Vote needed to pass a two-thirds majority for our Bargaining Committee to have the ability to set a strike deadline. We flew past that mark and there is a real mandate to call a strike to win our demands.

When will the strike deadline be? 

The Bargaining Committee is in active discussion to find the best strategy for when to set the strike deadline. You can expect more information about the strike deadline in the coming days.


What are we really asking for? Why are we striking? Prepare for the conversations ahead.

Resources for Undergraduates

Striking will affect classes for many students. See here to understand why graduate student workers are striking, how it affects you, and how you can help.

Talking About the Strike

Having a conversation with our faculty and students about the strike may be hard. Use this resource from Columbia graduate students.

Our demands

Despite 9 months of bargaining, NYU has failed to agree to a fair contract. Read about our demands and know more about the contract we are fighting for


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We won: 96.4% voted YES to strike

The results are in. Out of 1,386 total votes, 1,336 of you voted yes to strike. That’s 96.4%. That, to put it plainly, is incredible.  We want to extend an enormous amount of gratitude to everyone who voted, told their colleagues to vote, texted their co-workers, and called GSOC members right up until the poll…

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Quick Explainer: Tuition Waiver for Master’s students

If you missed our previous quick explainers: living wage, health care, protection for international & immigrant workers, Cops off Campus, and Strike Vote #RealTalk.  TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO VOTE YES IN THE STRIKE AUTHORIZATION VOTE.Also, scroll down to see a solidarity message from Tech Workers Coalition NYC. What we have now  A small percentage of Master’s grad workers do…

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Quick Explainer: Why is Cops Off Campus a Workplace Health & Safety Concern?

What are the health and safety risks associated with cops? -Grad workers have given many testimonials about being harassed by police while on campus. -Currently, NYPD can enter campus buildings without a warrant. NYPD in and around NYU buildings are regularly spotted without wearing masks or proper PPE and have responded aggressively when asked to put one…

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Take an active role in fighting for a fair contract for you and your fellow workers!

Email faculty

Reach out to faculty members you have a relationship with to explain why we are striking and gain their support. See our letter template here as a starting point.

Attend an event

Attend our next event either in person or online. Join in solidarity with your fellow workers and check here for bargaining sessions, rallies, virtual actions, phone banking, and more.

Support workers

If NYU graduate workers decide to strike, we recognize that we do not all face the same risks to our income. Click here and help with the mutual aid fund.

Get involved

Join your fellow union members in our strike efforts! Volunteer to phone bank, draft press releases, organize strike actions, and generally connect with your fellow activists.

Post on social media

Have a social media following? Raise your voice and get the word out that NYU graduate students are coming together to fight for a fair contract. Use these resources to get started.

Change your gmail signature

A quick and easy action to take is to change your email signature to state your support for the graduate student workers. Click here for a how-to on how to change yours.


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ATTN NYU GRAD WORKERS: Looking to talk with the bargaining committee about our contract demands? Wondering how a strike works during a pandemic? We've got you covered!

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everyone coming to the @GSOCUAW strike in 2 weeks??? 🥰🍉🥰🍇🥰🍓🥰🥑 🥰

ready to stand with my TAs on the picket line! 🌹

After 96.4% of our members voted YES we set a STRIKE DEADLINE for 4/26!

It's been months of negotiating for a fair contract & we're ready to put more pressure on NYU by withholding our labor for better pay, heath care, childcare & protections for intl students #StrikeonNYU

Apparently “bargaining seriously and in good faith” means falling asleep during grad student testimonial and rejecting every proposal to help international and immigrant student workers. Shame on NYU!


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