Labor activism can improve living and working conditions for all people at UMass.
The Graduate Employee Organization is set to bargain for a new contract to reinstitute ‘dignity and respect’ for their members.
Avery Furst outlines the GEO’s meeting with Chancellor Subbaswamy and argues for administrative emphasis on the well-being of UMass students and employees.
Dear UMass community, This year is historic for the University of Massachusetts. We are getting ready to celebrate 25 years of graduate student worker unionization on campus; a celebration that not only highlights the strength and power of collective action but also our long history of activism, mobilization and social justice on campus. As unions all over the country brace for this summer’s Supreme Court attack on us, we should also memorialize and mobilize around our legacy, our founders and our achievements. For some context, the Supreme Court ruling regarding unions could potentially decrease our overall memberships and make it…
Administration lays out plans for development of improved pay processing, but does not set any deadlines.
The Graduate Employee Organization received official word from UMass more than a month after students complained they were not paid.
A group of 11 graduate students presented the chancellor’s office with a petition and letter to address the problem of graduate workers who have not been paid.
Less than a month after Chancellor Subbaswamy made an ill-received joke at the graduate student convocation, students feel disrespected by the University yet again.
The Graduate Employee Organization asks Subbaswamy to publicly reconsider his stance on poverty wages.