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#StrikeOnNYU April 26: Demands Discussion w/ BC this Wed

In the past two weeks, 96.4% of you voted YES to strike. Now, our bargaining committee has set the strike deadline for April 26th.  Join us for a “Demands Discussion w/ the BC” this Wednesday, 4/14 at 4:30 pm EST. Join to discuss our contract demands in advance of our strike deadline. If you plan to attend this…

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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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Quick Explainer: Your protected rights to vote YES as international & immigrant workers

If you missed our previous quick explainers: living wage & health care. What we have now Our current contract does not stipulate any financial or legal assistance or civic protections to our international and immigrant graduate workers. International and immigrant workers make up 40% of our membership, and given NYU’s rising status as a “global university,” we believe that our new…

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Quick Explainer: What’s the deal with Health Care?

If you missed our quick explainer yesterday on living wage, here it is. TL;DR: The high enrollment & out-of-pocket costs of our current health care plan leave graduate workers with hundreds to thousands of dollars in medical costs, which is especially discriminatory toward those who are chronically ill. We’re asking the university to automatically enroll students in the health care…

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