Over the past year, GAU has been engaged in collective bargaining—the process by which labor unions, representing workers, negotiate with employers—with the University Administration our our next Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). We have fought to protect graduate employees during COVID-19, preserve affordable and comprehensive health insurance, and expand workplace safety guidelines on mental health. After eleven months, our Bargaining Committee has reached tentative agreements with the University on several articles, which can be found below.
Article 4: Appointments
Article 12: Health Care
Article 20: Employee Rights
Article 22: Grievance Procedure
Article 25: Amendment and Duration
Once GAU and the University reach a tentative agreement on the entire CBA, this agreement is subject to ratification by all graduate employees. If it receives a majority vote, it is officially ratified and becomes our collective bargaining agreement.
You can check out our latest bargaining sessions on YouTube!