TENTATIVE AGREEMENT WITH NYU REACHED, MEMBERSHIP TO VOTE

Tentative agreement reached after three weeks of a strike by graduate workers at NYUStrike ends, graduate workers return to work including grading student workRatification of contract will take place by online vote May 17 – 24   New York, NY: Strikes work.The graduate workers for New York University (GSOC-UAW local 2110) end their strike after three…

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NY State Assemblymembers Pledge Support to Striking Graduate Student Workers at New York University

On the heels of a state budget that directed millions in aid towards New York University (NYU), state legislators issued a letter to NYU leadership in support of workers striking since Monday, urging them to return to the bargaining table Contact: Jackson Fischer-Ward (Epstein), fischej@nyassembly.gov, 718-208-6153 Jay Simpson, GSOC-UAW Press Committee (GSOC-UAW), gsoc.press@gmail.com NEW YORK,…

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GSOC Responds to NYU Parent Email

Although NYU President Andrew Hamilton’s message was sent to NYU’s parents email list, and did not specifically target parents of graduate workers, this email list includes many parents of graduate workers. Hamilton’s email is an unveiled attempt to pit parents of students against striking grad workers. This effort to divide students, workers, and parents is…

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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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GWC Ratification Statement

GWC-UAW Local 2110 at Columbia has been on strike since March 15. On Monday, 19 April 2021, the GWC bargaining committee reached a tentative agreement (TA) with Columbia University. As is standard in UAW bargaining, this tentative agreement must be ratified by a membership vote, giving members the opportunity to either vote YES to ratify…

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96.4% VOTE YES FOR STRIKE AT NYU, STRIKE ON NYU APRIL 26

Over 2,200 graduate workers are set to go on strike at NYU 1,336 voted YES to authorize a strike, bargaining committee authorized to call strike GSOC calls STRIKE ON NYU April 26 and demands action at the bargaining tableNYU maintains stonewalling tactics and “significant” $1 raises for workers New York, NY: The graduate student workers of…

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IN RESPONSE TO NYU STATEMENTS BY SPOKESPERSON JOHN BECKMAN

Graduate workers at NYU are among the university’s lowest-paid workers. After nine months of bargaining, NYU continues to offer only $1 increases on hourly pay and has offered insubstantial raises on total compensation for graduate workers who receive stipends. The university has refused to bargain at all on a wide range of key issues, from tuition waivers…

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NYU GRADUATE WORKERS ANNOUNCE STRIKE VOTE

Vote Kicks Off at Rally 12pm Tuesday, March 23, 2021 GSOC calls vote to authorize a strike at NYU after 9 months of contract bargainingVote to kick off with in-person and virtual rallyAfter GSOC delivered a 1200-signature petition calling for a living wage, NYU maintains offer for $1 raises New York, NY: ​The bargaining committee of…

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1200 union grad workers demand “NYU, stop stonewalling!”

Petition of 1,200 graduate workers to be delivered at event Monday, March 1, 2021 NYU has been stalling bargaining for eight monthsNext bargaining session March 2, 2021; open for all graduate students to attend New York, NY: In a petition by the Graduate Student Organizing Committee (GSOC-UAW Local 2110), over 1,200 graduate workers at NYU demanded that…

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Statement on the abolition of the PIC

As members of the Graduate Student Organizing Committee (GSOC-UAW Local 2110) at New York University (NYU), we take an unambiguous stance supporting the abolition of the Prison Industrial Complex (PIC). Following the lead of the Black, queer, and feminist abolitionist movement, our vision of liberation requires the abolition of all prisons, detention centers, policing, and…

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Statement Condemning White Supremacist Violence & Endorsing the Campus Antifascist Network

GSOC-UAW-Local 2110’s political solidarity committee stands with the U.S.-based Campus Antifascist Network in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and anti-fascist activists who are today in resistance and struggle against a “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. “Unite the Right” is a conglomerate of fascist, white supremacist, Islamophobic, anti- semitic, white nationalist, homophobic, anti-indigenous and xenophobic groups…

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Protect International and Immigrant Students and Workers

Download full PDF here NYU Must Protect International and Immigrant Students and Workers Against Trump and Covid-19 We, members of the Graduate Student Organizing Committee (GSOC-UAW Local 2110), condemn the anti-immigration policies targeting international and undocummented students and demand that ​NYU act against these racist policies, ​especially during​ ​these uncertain times. Since the onset of the COVID…

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No more cops.

Download full PDF here GSOC STATEMENT CALLING FOR TERMINATION OF NYU-NYPD TIES This statement, which highlights the specific nature of the relationship between NYU and the NYPD, is made in support of a cross-campus call for cutting ties with police departments. You can find that statement here. GSOC-UAW Local 2110, the union of graduate student workers…

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Solidarity with GM Workers Worldwide Against Closures and Cuts!

Retool Factories for a Green Future!  Solidarity with GM Workers Worldwide Against Closures and Cuts!  A CALL TO ACTION: Rally Outside GM Building 765 5th Ave, New York February 11, 2019, 4-5pm The NYU Graduate Student Organizing Committee of the UAW Local 2110 stands with our union siblings whose General Motors jobs and livelihoods are…

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Campus Antifascist Network platform

GSOC stewards will meet at the member meeting at 4:30pm on 15 August 2017 to discuss and vote on affiliation with the Campus Antifascist Network based on their platform you can read below. Join us! Invitation to Endorse and Join the Campus Antifascist Network: The election of Donald Trump has emboldened fascist and white nationalist…

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GSOC-UAW Local 2110 joins call for May Day Moratorium

Statement ratified by Assembly of Stewards on 20 April 2017 A Call for May Day Moratorium on University Operations We face a moment of great uncertainty. Elements of the social safety net and basic rights provisions are being rescinded and amended more swiftly than they can be challenged through traditional legal and legislative interventions. Millions…

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GSOC-UAW Local 2110 Stands Against Academic Censorship

GSOC-UAW-Local 2110 Stands against Academic Censorship Statement Ratified by the Assembly of Stewards on December 29th 2016 On Sunday, December 25, 2016, Drexel University published a statement in response to outcry over one of its professors’ personal social media activity. Acknowledging “the right of its faculty to freely express their thoughts and opinions in public…

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Apply to the 2016 Childcare fund!

NB: This page is an archive of the 2016 application. The 2017 application will open this December/January and will be pretty much identical to the 2016 requirements.  ############################################################## Exciting news for working parents and guardians: GSOCers with young ones can access the union’s Childcare Fund. This is a much needed addition to the paltry $200 NYU…

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Solidarity with NYU’s clerical, technical, and administrative support staff- UCATS!

GSOC is only one of many unions at NYU fighting for the rights and dignity of its workers. We acknowledge and support the great work of UCATS, an allied union that represents many vital workers on campus. In particular, we stand in solidarity with their struggles to bargain over undue and unjust changes to the…

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Statement of Solidarity with York University and University of Toronto

The Graduate Student Organizing Committee at NYU (GSOC-UAW Local 2110) stands in solidarity with our fellow graduate employees at York University (CUPE 3903) and the University of Toronto (CUPE 3902) as they continue their strikes for fair contracts. What CUPE 3903 is fighting for, including tuition rebates, enhancing benefits, increased funding and compensation, and job…

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UAW Grad Employee Union Led Successful Campaign to Stop Discriminatory International Student ‘Fee’ at UMASS

In December 2003 the University of Massachusetts at Amherst began imposing a $65/semester ‘International Student Fee’ on international students. The fee was introduced to generate revenue for the university’s International Programs Office (IPO), to administer the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), a federally mandated program that tracks personal information about international students, and…

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Help Save Research Funding

Email your Congressional Representative now to help save federal research funding As sequestration cuts have eaten into federal research funding, we have good news about how we can join UAW RAs, TAs and Postdocs at other universities to fight back. Our UAW colleagues at the University of Washington and the University of California have taken the lead and…

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Brown University Decision

On July 15, 2004 the National Labor Relations Board issued a 3-2 decision reversing the legal precedent granting graduate student employees the right to form a union and declaring that, under federal law, graduate student assistants are not employees. This decision, which took the Board more than two and a half years to issue, led…

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GSOC/UAW Supports Workers in Bangladesh

GSOC/UAW members took part in an international day of action, to pressure United States’ retailers, Walmart and Gap, to sign onto the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh. Unsafe factories in Bangladesh have killed more than 1,800 workers since 2005. Check out the website to sign the petition and learn more: http://gapdeathtraps.com/

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