About Us

Northwestern University Graduate Workers (NUGW) is an antiracist, feminist labor union fighting for better working and living conditions for all graduate workers. We understand that the material conditions of our academic lives, and the right to a collective voice in decisions that affect these conditions, are inherently issues of racial, gender, and decolonial justice. We are dedicated to building a diverse and democratic union that centers the needs of historically excluded and underrepresented graduate students, particularly Black, Indigenous, POC, queer, trans, undocumented, low-income, first-generation, parenting students and students living with disabilities or chronic illnesses.

Upcoming events

Spring General Membership Meeting

Join NUGW online for our Spring General Membership Meeting! This quarter has already been radically upended by COVID-19, and in times of crises it is especially important for us to …

Spooky Work-In!

Join NUGW for a work-in action to make our labor visible, and take a few minutes to submit a comment against the National Labor Relations Board proposal that would take …

Work-In / Comment-In

Join NUGW for a work-in action to make our labor visible, and take a few minutes to submit a comment against the National Labor Relations Board proposal that would take …