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March 28, 2018

In Landmark Vote, USC Graduate Student Government Moves to Officially Support Unionization

On behalf of USC Forward’s Graduate Student Organizing Committee, we thank the Graduate Student Government (GSG) for voting overwhelmingly in support of... Read More
March 28, 2018

Daily Trojan: Graduate Student Government to Pass Motion Supporting Graduate Student Union

The Daily Trojan reporting today on the landmark vote by USC's Graduate Student Government officially supporting graduate student unionization: "USC... Read More
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

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