FAQ for international students

See below for answers to questions that may be of interest to international students. We also have an international student working group. Email us if you’d like to join!

Can I join a union in the United States if I’m here on a foreign student visa?

As an international student, how would a union benefit me?

Will my union membership or union activity affect visa applications that I might make in the future?

Are there any restrictions on political activity by foreign students?

Are there any restrictions on my ability to participate in union activities such as picketing, rallies, and leafleting?

Are there any other issues I should be aware of?