University of Chicago Graduate Employees File to Form Union
May 8, 2017
Today a strong majority of graduate employees at the Unversity of Chicago filed authorization cards with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to hold a formal union recognition election. Members of the Graduate Students United (GSU) personally visited the regional NLRB office to deliver the cards, signed by grad workers from six of the university divisions. The union will be affiliated with the AAUP, the Illinois Federation of Teachers (IFT), and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT).
The next step is an official election for union recognition, which will conclude by the end of June, with more than 2,000 graduate workers eligible to vote.