So What is in Our Contract?
In early 2018, after nearly a year of negotiations, GAU and the University ratified a new contract (or Collective Bargaining Agreement). This is a legally binding agreement between GAU and the university that will cover the employment of all Graduate Assistants until 2020. The contract covers everything from how raises work to under what circumstances a GA can take leave! GAU enforces the contract through our Grievance process (details on that process is outlined here).
We understand that contract language can be confusing and difficult to understand! In order to provide you with information on what rights are guaranteed by the contract, the GAU Bargaining Team has summarized some of the common questions we receive regarding the main articles below.
To see the full contract language, please reference the Collective Bargaining Agreement page. If you still have questions, fill out the form to the right and we will respond ASAP.
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Glossary of terms: