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Contract Ratified!

Dear member, Our new contract has now been ratified! GSOC members voted YES by a 99% majority to ratify the contract (1103 in favor, 11 against). We couldn’t have done this without all of you and a strong united strike. What does this mean for you? Review the agreement here. Our new contract will be retroactive from fall…

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Bargaining Update & Strike Fund Registration

Dear members, TL;DR: The strike is working!By applying pressure on the university, we have made significant wins on a number of demands regarding vacation and parental leave, although NYU continues to be intransigent on a range of important issues.Read below for moreIn order to receive strike benefits, you must come in person to register if you’re in NYC,…

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IMPORTANT: GSOC UAW STRIKE FUND: REGISTER IN-PERSON/ZOOM STARTING TOMORROW

Dear Members, We just received more information from the UAW (our parent union) about our strike benefits that slightly alters the mechanism for receiving the strike benefits. We were expecting the registration to be entirely online, however the UAW staff has informed us that officials from the UAW’s Strike Department will be registering workers in-person…

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Quick Explainer: Mediation

In yesterday’s bargaining session with NYU, we offered to enter mediation, on certain terms. Here’s why:First, what is mediation? In bargaining mediation, a third party is brought in to help reach an agreement for a contract. The mediator meets with us and the university separately, and relays our respective proposals and responses. Mediation is voluntary…

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Response to President Hamilton and Provost Fleming’s email

Dear GSOC members and NYU community, We thought it necessary to respond to and provide context for some of the claims made in today’s email from President Hamilton and Provost Fleming. Please share this response with your students and colleagues. Rationale for Striking: NYU made almost no movement While President Hamilton and Provost Fleming described…

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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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