Take Action Tuesday

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Unions have had an important role in securing livable wages and benefits, improving working conditions, and giving workers collective power. Unions can also be forces for gender equity and social justice

At many universities, service workers and faculty, adjunct, and graduate students unionize. We encourage you to see if your current academic institution or alma mater has unions.

Which worker groups have unionized?

Are there any current efforts to organize a new union or bargain for a new contract?

We recommend these articles to start thinking about how unions can play a role in reshaping power structures in academia:

Grad Students are Unionizing to Fight Campus Sexual Assault

Why I’m Pushing for a Postdoc Union

The Future of Unions is White-Collar

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