Happy spring! As the flowers bloom, so does our union. Honestly, we’re all just happy the sun is shining again.
Your Organizing Committee has been hard at work putting together a series of listening sessions and events designed to answer your questions and hear your stories. As we continue supporting our Bargaining Committee, it is our mission to keep our members informed and actively involved in our work. GAGE is for all of us, and we couldn’t do this without you.
Our first listening sessions are scheduled for this week and are designed specifically to address the concerns and hear the stories of Masters student-workers across campus. GAGE is proud to represent graduate workers in the McDonough School of Business, McCourt School of Public Policy, Walsh School of Foreign Service, School of Continuing Studies, the Medical Center and across departments in the Graduate School of Arts & Science.
If you are a Masters Student-Worker or know one, come share the experiences as a TA, an RA, or an instructor of record with members of our bargaining team and discuss what issues you think need to be addressed in our contract so we all may THRIVE!
Masters Student-Worker Listening Sessions
Tues, March 26th, 4:00 - 4:50 pm (ICC 231)
Wed, March 27th, 1:00 - 1:50 pm (Car Barn 205)
Support Our Bargaining Team
Friday is our next day of contract bargaining. We have organized two events to support our team and celebrate our progress. Come join us in the morning before we meet with the administration for caffeine and conversation, and then later in the afternoon for drinks, camaraderie, and a campaign update:
Coffee/ Tea Pre-Bargaining
Fri, March 29th, 12:00 - 12:50 pm (ICC 105)
Bargaining Kick-Off Happy Hour
Fri, March 29th, 4:00 - 6:00 pm, (Bulldog Tavern)
GAGE succeeds in part because we are comprised of student-workers with a range of backgrounds and needs. Recognizing our diversity as a source of strength, we have organized a number of other town halls and listening sessions. We want to hear from all of you. Please mark your calendars:
International Students Listening Sessions
Wed, April 3rd, 4:10 - 5:00 pm (ICC 118)
Healthcare Listening Session
Wed, April 10th, 4:10 - 5:00 pm (ICC 662)
Working Conditions Listening Session
Wed, April 17, 4:10 - 5:00 pm (ICC 118)
We could not do this without graduate student-workers like you. Show your support for GAGE and our bargaining platform by signing our pledge. We deserve a Contract for the Whole Person so that all of us can THRIVE.