GSAN members meet once per quarter via Zoom. Our most recent meeting took place on Jan 25, 2023. Our Spring 2023 meeting has not yet been scheduled.
Jan 25, 2023 GSAN Meeting Agenda:
Updates from unionization campaign organizers: what key issues are mobilizing students to organize and how are they winning their unions?
Updates on strikes and ambitious bargaining negotiations: what benefits are grads becoming convinced that they deserve, how are they fighting for them, and how are they winning?
University of California, Merced - UAW 2865
Rutgers University - AAUP-AFT
University of New Mexico - UGW-UE 1466
Harvard University - UAW Local 5118
Breakout room discussions:
Unionization: How to get started; how to organize effectively; understanding the benefits of unionization even in states with anti-strike and anti-collective bargaining laws.
Escalation tactics for bargaining (even without a union or right to strike): Direct action and strategic wielding of collective power.
Disability justice: How to listen to and advocate for disabled grad students - accessibility activism.
Gender equity: Abortion access, transgender inclusivity, and anti-abuse/anti-bullying initiatives.