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Brown graduate students voted to form a union with SUGSE in November 2018 and have been in negotiations with the University and the AFT for the last 13 months, beginning April 2019, for a union contract.

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After 13 months of bargaining, graduate students, Brown reach tentative agreement

June 6, 2020 0 comments

Stand Up for Graduate Student Employees, the University and the American Federation of Teachers — SUGSE’s union affiliate — reached a tentative three-year agreement for a union contract, Provost Richard Locke P’18 and Dean of the Graduate School Andrew Campbell announced in a community-wide email June 4.

GSC discusses unions, international student needs

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GSC discusses unions, international student needs

March 5, 2020 0 comments

At yesterday’s monthly meeting, the Graduate Student Council discussed various GSC initiatives, and members of the Stand Up for Graduate Student Employees bargaining committee shared updates on current union efforts. 

Graduate Center Bar, Brown Student Agencies to host bartending classes

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Graduate Center Bar, Brown Student Agencies to host bartending classes

February 4, 2020 0 comments

Brown Student Agencies will partner with the Graduate Center Bar to host regular two-hour bartending classes for students 21 and older on Saturdays throughout the semester, according a BSA press release. The $60 classes will be taught in the GCB by GCB bartenders.

The University and Stand Up for Graduate Student Employees are currently in negotiations toward a collective bargaining agreement. A recent tentative agreement crafted a grievance procedure.

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Proposed rule casts doubt over future of graduate student union

September 25, 2019 0 comments

The National Labor Relations Board released a proposed rule Friday that would exclude graduate students from classification as employees of their universities, putting the future of the Brown’s graduate student union in question.

Grad students struggle with off-campus housing

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Grad students struggle with off-campus housing

September 27, 2018 3 comments

The ceiling leaks. In some areas, the floor is caving in. The house was not cleaned before Erica Meszaros GS moved in with her spouse, and her landlord ignores requests for maintenance and repairs. “

Graduate school task force improves advising resources

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Graduate school task force improves advising resources

September 12, 2018 Comments are Disabled

Anne is having a difficult time. Working as a teaching assistant and finishing another chapter of her dissertation is taking a toll on her.

Graduate students uncertain about future income

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Graduate students uncertain about future income

January 28, 2018 Comments are Disabled

Graduate students may have succeeded in avoiding taxation of their tuition waivers with the passage of the final GOP tax bill in late December, but many still fear for the security of higher education.

Members of U. gather to protest GOP tax bill

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Members of U. gather to protest GOP tax bill

November 29, 2017 1 comment

In solidarity with graduate students across the country organizing similar demonstrations, close to 100 graduate students gathered outside University Hall.

Lives of two Iranian students upturned by Trump immigration bans

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Lives of two Iranian students upturned by Trump immigration bans

March 24, 2017 4 comments

As President Trump signed his first executive order on immigration, Babak Hemmatian GS discovered his father’s colon cancer had spread to his other organs.

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Smith GS: Is graduate student unionization worthwhile?

January 30, 2017 2 comments

Last summer, the National Labor Relations Board ruled that graduate students at private colleges and universities in the U.S. have the right to unionize.