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October 23, 2017

Fighting On: Institutional Context

Even without legal status, by acting collectively as a union, graduate student workers won greater structural agency. And barely a year later, union struggles... Read More
October 23, 2017

Students AND Workers - Our Fight in a National Context

Since the 1960s, graduate workers have struggled for the right to unionize. But while those of us at public universities eventually won that right, those of us... Read More
March 20, 2017

Daily Trojan: Graduate Students Team with USC Forward to Establish Union

The Daily Trojan reporting today on our organizing efforts on campus, quoting many graduate students about the push for unionization at USC: "Karlynne... Read More
March 1, 2017

March 1: #CampusResistance

On March 1, faculty, graduate students, and undergrads participated in a national #CampusResistance day of action. Across the country, faculty and students on... Read More
January 19, 2017

Back on Campus, Back in Action

Colleagues, My name is Robert Chlala and I’m a research assistant in the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences. As you may have heard, USC... Read More
October 6, 2016

5 Reasons We're Forming a Graduate Student Union at USC

  As you may have heard, graduate students at private universities recently won the right to form unions. We’re writing you today to tell you why... Read More
October 3, 2016

Graduate Students Are Uniting to Change Higher Education

Dear Fellow Graduate Student Employees:  We are writing to share why we are coming together to improve our working conditions and to ask you to join us. As... Read More
October 2, 2016

Are they Students? Or are they Employees? NLRB Rules that Graduate Students are Employees

The Washington Post reports on the NLRB's landmark ruling clearing the way for graduate students to organize unions on their campusesL "The National Labor... Read More
April 20, 2016

NLRB Reports USC Violated Federal Laws

From the Daily Trojan: "A report released by the NLRB Monday supported these objections and rendered the original Dornsife vote invalid. The ruling, issued by... Read More
April 19, 2016

NLRB: USC Broke the Law in Faculty Unionization Vote

Inside Higher Ed reports on the lengths USC administrators are willing to go to stop faculty unionization efforts: “'Provost [Michael] Quick engaged in... Read More

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