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.…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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,…

Read More

Winter 2021 General Membership Meeting – Wed. 02/03 @ 5pm

Please join us to hear in-depth updates from fellow grad workers about what we’ve done and what our plans are moving forward. This meeting is also an important space for us to talk strategy, and to hear your feedback or concerns! RSVP here for the meeting on Wednesday, February 3 at 5PM CT.We will send out the…

Read More

University Finances

Graphic that says "Share the Surplus"

Here you will find NUGW’s 2020 analysis of Northwestern’s finances. You can download our full, updated report, as well as the financial data used for analysis, below. Included within, you will find: Facts about NU’s finances and what these numbers mean for our demands. Data analysis of NU’s finances according to economic principles of management…

Read More

Unions 101: A Political Education Event – Fri. 11/13 @ 3pm

This is the first in a series of political education events where we will discuss issues related to unionization and graduate worker organizing. This event will feature three NUGW members that will speak about our history as a union, the role of race and gender in union building, and the differences between business unions and the type of…

Read More

Building an Abolitionist Graduate Workers Union

Dear NUGW members,  For the past two weeks, Northwestern University Community Not Cops (NUCNC) have been holding actions at Northwestern and the broader Evanston community to bring attention to their demands for NU to invest in Black students and abolish NUPD. NUGW as an anti-racist, feminist graduate worker union unequivocally supports NUCNC.  NUGW has supported…

Read More