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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Northwestern University Graduate Workers Letter Expressing COVID-19 Concerns for STEM Graduate Researchers

Covid-19 demands for STEM workers

July 27th, 2020 Dear President Morton Schapiro, Vice President and General Counsel Stephanie Graham, Interim Provost Kathleen Hagerty, Interim Dean Kelly Mayo, Vice President for Student Affairs Julie Payne-Kirchmeier, Vice President for Research Milan Mrksich, Senior Associate Vice President and Chief Risk & Compliance Officer Luke Figora, Director of Environmental Health & Safety Gwen Butler:…

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Northwestern University Graduate Workers Statement on Milestone Extension

6YF! and Megaphone

July 9th, 2020 Earlier today, July 9, 2020, Interim Dean of TGS Kelly Mayo announced that in response to COVID-19, TGS would automatically extend the milestones of all graduate students by one year but explicitly declined to grant a one-year funding extension to all graduate students.  This policy change is completely insufficient to meet the…

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Northwestern University Graduate Workers Statement on ICE Modifications to Student and Exchange Visitor Program

NUGW fist

July 6, 2020 U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has just announced that international students with F-1 and M-1 visas taking a fully online course load must leave the United States or else face deportation. This unconscionable and draconian policy affects nearly ⅓ of the Northwestern’s graduate student population and nearly ¼ of its entire…

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NUCNC March + Teach-in – Fri. 10/30 @ 3pm

If you’re in town, we hope you’ll join us this Friday, October 30 at 3PM CT in Evanston. We’re teaming up with NU Community Not Cops to host a march and teach in.  Follow @copsoutofnu on Twitter for updates on the march + teach in location.

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Northwestern University Graduate Sick-Out Demands

Sick out poster with event details

Northwestern University must meet the following demands: Funding: Provide a universal one year funding extension to all currently enrolled students; extend all time-to-degree deadlines by one year; and guarantee six years of funding for all graduate students entering Northwestern in Fall 2020 or after. Remove all eligibility restrictions on GA-ships and remove limits on the…

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