About Us

Northwestern University Graduate Workers (NUGW) is an organization of graduate student employees from across the university dedicated to making Northwestern a better place. We are committed to building a strong and democratic union that advocates for the working rights of all graduate employees and ensures us a seat at the table. NUGW is united in a basic principle: that the fight for a greater voice in the decisions that shape our teaching and research is a fight for a more robust community for all Northwestern students and workers.

Upcoming events

March for a Guarantee

In their response to the 6YF campaign at this month’s GLAC meeting, admin conceded that the average time to graduate is 6 years, and that many large programs take longer …

Sixth Year Funding Rally

Join NUGW as we rally for guaranteed sixth year funding. After convening at the Rock (between Harris and University Hall) we will march to the Rebecca Crown Center to deliver …

Public Forum on University Finances

Join NUGW and the Northwestern chapter of the American Associate of University Professors (AAUP) for a public forum on Northwestern’s finances. We will discuss Northwestern’s financial situation, recent university austerity …