Fall 2021 Statement On Protests, The Rock, & Admin Messaging

In early November 2021, writing on the Rock celebrating Native American Heritage Month was vandalized. Shortly thereafter, student activists stormed Ryan Field during a football game to protest the university’s harmful investments. Guess which one was condemned by the administration? This statement was jointly written by NUGW members in order to contextualize emails the Northwestern…

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New Op-Ed on President-Elect Blank

Graphic that says "Blank will continue Schapiro's legacy"

Northwestern Graduate Workers have published an op-ed in The Daily expressing concerns about incoming president Rebecca Blank. You can read the Op-Ed in The Daily Northwestern. For questions, please email us at nugraduateworkers@gmail.com

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Welcome-Back Happy Hour & Picnic!

Are you new to Northwestern and want to learn about NUGW before joining? Want to meet your colleagues, and current members? Come have a picnic with us! We will meet at the Arrington Lagoon, by the Evanston lakefront, from 5 to 7 PM on Friday, September 24. Food and drink will be provided, but BYOB.…

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Meet the new Co-Chairs – Thurs. 06/10 @ 5pm

Now that the elections have taken place, the officers are starting to plan for the upcoming year. The incoming Organizing Committee Co-Chairs, Julie Ming Liang and Rose Werth, want their hopes and plans to be shaped with accountability, and with the input of all of you!  Julie and Rose will be hosting a virtual “Meet…

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Organizing 101 – Sat. 04/17 @ 11 am and Sat. 05/22 @ 1 pm

This is not only a “training”, but an opportunity to think about the university as you want it to be and get in touch with the power you already have to make it that way! Through a series of activities, mini-teaches, and discussions, we will address topics such as: the values we seek to implement in our…

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Spring 2021 General Membership Meeting – Wed. 04/14 @ 5pm

General membership meetings are where we gather to provide updates on all of our organizing efforts and to discuss next steps together. It’s a great time to ask questions, give us feedback, or just come for the bops and be in solidarity with your fellow grad workers. You can RSVP here. We will be discussing a proposal to introduce…

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Who’s Got Your Back: A Week of Reflection on the One-Year Pandemic Anniversary – Starting Mon. 03/29

ALL ARE WELCOME! Sessions are open to everyone, members and non-members too. RSVP HERE. We’re hosting three lunchtime discussions (plus an afternoon socially-distanced happy hour) on our stipends, health insurance, and the rights that we have as grad workers. We’ll also be sharing pandemic impact survey results and talking about all the ways unions can…

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Unions 101: Building a Radical Union – Thurs. 02/18 @ 2pm

Join us on Thursday, February 18 at 2PM CT for Unions 101: Building a Radical Union. RSVP HERE. This is the second event in our political education series and we have invited guest speakers from several grad unions to discuss striking, winning contracts, and how we build a radical union. We want to see you there so don’t forget to RSVP! The event is open to all,…

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