To: University Community
From: Katherine Baicker, Provost
Subject: Graduate Student Union Bargaining Update
Date: March 7, 2024
Yesterday, bargaining teams from the University of Chicago and Graduate Students United - United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (GSU-UE) reached a full tentative agreement on the terms of an initial labor contract. The contract, which is subject to a ratification vote by GSU-UE members, reflects our significant ongoing commitment to and investment in our graduate programs, and the recognition of the important teaching and research that graduate students do at the University while pursuing their degrees. Details about the contract and related implementation guidelines will be shared at a later date.
This tentative agreement is the result of a great deal of work by the University and GSU-UE bargaining teams, and I would like to thank all parties involved for their tireless collaborative efforts and unwavering commitment to our graduate students. We very much appreciate GSU-UE’s engagement in this process and are pleased that this contract will secure robust support for our graduate students in research and teaching employment roles as they study, conduct research, teach, and earn their degrees.
Graduate Education