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GLO ratifies second union contract with University

Three-year agreement includes increased pay, expanded healthcare coverage, new harassment policy

The new contract was ratified with a vote of 544-4 and will be valid through June 30, 2026.
The new contract was ratified with a vote of 544-4 and will be valid through June 30, 2026.

On Tuesday, the Graduate Labor Organization announced the ratification of its second union contract with the University after a 544-4 vote. 

GLO began negotiations with the University in February, ahead of the previous agreement’s June 30 expiration. The new contract — valid through June 30, 2026 — includes a 7.75% base stipend increase and $450 health care assistance payment increase for the 2024 fiscal year, 100% coverage for healthcare premiums for graduate students and their children and union representation in harassment and discrimination cases, according to the union’s bargaining bulletin

Provost Francis Doyle and Dean of the Graduate School Thomas Lewis noted the contract’s “updated teaching appointment classifications, increased stipend funding, increased support for dependents and enhanced immigration and legal resources for international students,” in an advance Today@Brown letter shared with The Herald.

“Graduate education is a vital part of the University’s research and teaching mission, and investing in competitive support for graduate students is a high priority,” the letter reads. 

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Jennifer Shim

Jennifer Shim is a University News editor overseeing the staff and student labor beat. She is a sophomore studying Applied Math-Economics. Outside of The Herald, you can find her playing NYT Connections.



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