UF WORKS BECAUSE WE DO!
Graduate assistants at the University of Florida have been unionized since 1972. If you are a teaching assistant or a research assistant at UF, Graduate Assistants United is your voice on campus! Together, we use our collective power to improve the lives of graduate assistants.
GAU FIGHTS FOR GRADUATE WORKERS!
Your union has the legal right to directly negotiate the terms of the employing contract for all graduate assistants, the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). Through these negotiations, your union has won for you a CBA that includes:
You can read our entire CBA here. Bargaining sessions are open to the public and occur in a hybrid format on Zoom and in-person. Notices for bargaining sessions come straight to your email, so be sure to mark emails from us as important so they do not end up in your spam folder. Members additionally receive a link to the debrief session, which we use to privately make decisions during the bargaining session.
GAU hosts a variety of events each month to bring the graduate community together and connect workers across departments. Last year's events include:
No one ever imagines unexpected changes will happen to their employment, but they do, and the union is here to help members through this stressful time. For members, GAU is able to enforce the terms of the contract through the grievance process. If you are a member and the terms of your employment change in a way that violates the CBA or your letter of offer, GAU has an escalation ladder we will follow until we find a solution fair to you:
GAU is passionate about expanding resources to graduate assistants. In the past year we have advocated for and achieved:
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