Topic: unionization

A bias report submitted through the new system will be reviewed by faculty, staff, undergraduates, graduate students and medical students. It is unclear whether graduate or medical students will be paid for this work.

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Graduate Student Council receives update on new bias reporting system

December 6, 2018 0 comments

The Graduate Student Council heard updates on a bias incident reporting system and clarified the timeline for unionization at its last general body meeting of the fall semester.

Once the election results have been certified, the University will recognize Stand Up for Graduate Student Employees and the American Federation of Teachers as "the exclusive representatives of graduate assistants in the bargaining unit on employment matters," wrote Provost Richard Locke P’18 and Dean of the Graduate School Andrew Campbell.

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Graduate students vote to unionize

November 20, 2018 0 comments

A majority of eligible graduate student voters supported unionization in an election that took place Nov. 14-19, Provost Richard Locke P’18 and Dean of the Graduate School Andrew Campbell wrote in a community-wide email.

Letter: Paxson establishes false dichotomy between unionization and collaboration

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Letter: Paxson establishes false dichotomy between unionization and collaboration

November 19, 2018 0 comments

To the Editor: Is there any evidence that unionization at other universities has corroded positive relationships between graduate students and administrators? If there is, President Paxson P’19 would do well to share it.

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Graduate students consider potential unionization

November 15, 2018 0 comments

Polling stations for the graduate student unionization election opened Wednesday, giving eligible students the chance to decide after years of conversation whether or not to unionize.

Wilks ’15 GS: Graduate student unionization improves power dynamics, institutional memory

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Wilks ’15 GS: Graduate student unionization improves power dynamics, institutional memory

November 14, 2018 0 comments

It is important to celebrate our achievements; Brown University and its student, staff and faculty representatives have accomplished a lot in its very long history.

Letter: Unionization would further shared governance

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Letter: Unionization would further shared governance

November 13, 2018 0 comments

To the Editor: In response to President Christina Paxson’s P’19 Nov. 12 op-ed in The Herald: “shared governance” is valuable to the extent that it includes shared power.

Paxson P’19: The value of shared governance

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Paxson P’19: The value of shared governance

November 11, 2018 0 comments

In the coming days, graduate student teaching and research assistants at Brown will vote on whether or not to unionize. This is an incredibly important decision.

SUGSE updates GSC on unionization election dates

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SUGSE updates GSC on unionization election dates

November 8, 2018 0 comments

The Graduate Student Council received updates on unionization and re-elected President Alastair Tulloch GS and Vice President of Advocacy D’Ondre Swails GS at its third general body meeting of the semester. The council also filled all other board positions and listened to grievance procedure revisions.

Casey GS, Lake GS, Lomax GS, Thorsness GS: What we stand to lose from SUGSE’s union

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Casey GS, Lake GS, Lomax GS, Thorsness GS: What we stand to lose from SUGSE’s union

November 7, 2018 0 comments

Dear graduate student workers, We write in response to the Nov. 5 op-ed “What we stand to gain from unionization,” and to respond more broadly to past claims made by Stand Up for Graduate Student Employees, which misled and divided this community.

University graduate students planning to vote on unionization follow in the footsteps of Georgetown University graduate students, who will vote on unionization Nov. 5 to 8.

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Unionization vote proposed for Nov. 14, 15

October 29, 2018 0 comments

A vote on whether graduate students will unionize will be held Nov. 14 and 15, following an election petition filed by Stand Up for Graduate Student Employees and American Federation of Teachers with the American Arbitration Association Oct. 25, said Hilary Rasch GS, a member of SUGSE.