Joining a committee is a great way to make use of your skill set in helping to build our union. If any of these committees interest you, please get in touch! Each of the committees has a blurb below; feel free to contact the chairs for information on jumping in, or check our calendar for upcoming meetings. Our committees are open to all GSOC members and are dedicated to helping keep our union strong.
The goal of the organizing committee is to build a strong union culture on campus. We coordinate the efforts of our elected stewards to build networks of support and solidarity in different departments and schools across NYU. We do this by visiting grad student workers in their workplaces and offices in walkthroughs, one-on-one relationship building, and special events. We also help coordinate public-facing campaigns. By sustaining and expanding these networks over time, we ensure that that every grad worker has a voice, and that we can amplify that voice together. This allows us to draw on our collective strength during crucial periods when our rights as workers are on the line, ensuring that GSOC’s historic gains are enjoyed by future grad workers.
We maintain social media, write you member updates, archive our news, and coordinate among the press and our allies. Our work is a combination of on-going grind and long- and short-term projects. We are currently working on upping our social media presence in preparation for the 2020 bargaining campaign, as well as advertising the bargaining survey and publishing its results. We welcome expertise in anything from writing, to meme-making, to webdesign.
If you’re interested, contact Michelle (email@example.com)
Political Solidarity Committee
We support and liaise with social justice organizing efforts at NYU, in the broader labor movement, and throughout New York City. This includes direct communication with other student groups, participating in citywide organizing coalitions, drafting letters of support and proposing resolutions to be ratified by the Assembly of Stewards or membership, coordinating GSOC participation in protests and forums, and generally making sure we active fighters in the city’s struggles for social, economic, environmental and racial justice.
This committee is formed on a seasonal basis to review and recommend changes to our unit bylaws. Members also serve as a resource throughout the year when folks have questions about matters of procedure, governance, and representation.
If you’re interested, contact Bhumika (firstname.lastname@example.org)