A majority of grad workers have pledged to vote YES!

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More than 1600 graduate workers at Northwestern University have pledged to vote yes in our union election. The MAJORITY of graduate workers at Northwestern are saying a resolute YES TO OUR UNION! We are voting YES because we deserve:   Competitive Pay through Graduation Day Comprehensive Healthcare Support for International Students Professional Standards in Labs…

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Comprehensive Healthcare

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Happy Holidays to those who celebrated last week, or continue to celebrate this week. If you haven’t heard the news, our union election will take place in just a few weeks on January 10th and 11th! If you haven’t yet, take a minute to look up where your polling place will be and what times…

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Election FAQ

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NUGW Union Election Basics We are having an election to ratify our Union and secure our collective power! Come out and Vote YES for NUGW-UE on Jan 10 and Jan 11, 2023! This is our chance to secure our collective power and earn real wins for grad workers! Voting times and locations depend on your…

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Support for International Students

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Together we sent a powerful message of solidarity and unity by having a supermajority of 2000+ graduate workers sign cards authorizing a union election in under one month! Our colleagues, friends, and coworkers called in a united voice for an election, and we have earned that election. Now every grad worker has a chance to…

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Is our pay competitive at NU?

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In just one month, a supermajority of over 2000 graduate workers across all departments and schools at Northwestern signed their union cards and made it clear that YES we want a graduate student union. Now, we are standing together as we prepare to vote YES when the union election day comes. We’ll soon have more…

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Fall GMM-2 (Thursday Dec 01)

Flyer for NUGW's December General Member Meeting. The meeting is Thursday Dec 01 at 5 PM CT. Evanston location is Fisk 217, Chicago-campus location is Morton 4-647. The middle of the banner has an image of grad workers leading the March for Majority to deliver NUGW's recognition demands to Northwestern Admin.

Your commitment has made our card campaign a resounding success – thanks to you we are ahead of schedule! With a union election to vote YES on NUGW on the horizon, it is more important than ever to keep membership informed, so we are having a second General Member Meeting (GMM) this quarter to provide…

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Graduate Needs Survey Results Webinar (Thursday, June 16th)

The survey is closed and the results are in! Join us on Thursday, June 16th at 12pm CT to learn about what graduate students shared in the survey. Register here to attend The survey analysis team will be presenting a deep dive into survey results from almost 2,000 responses. Attend to find out how graduate…

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Building Trust through Solidarity (Thursday, May 19th)

Our struggles are interconnected, and unionization will demand the equity and inclusion that you want at Northwestern. Your friends in the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) working group are hosting a community-building event, building connections across communities and helping everyone’s full personhood feel welcomed. The event will be Thursday, May 19th from 6-7:30pm…

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Faculty Fireside Chat, Humanities/Social Sciences Edition (Tuesday, May 17th)

The next Faculty Fireside Chat is Tuesday, May 17, from 5-6 pm online. RSVP at https://bit.ly/NUGWMay17FacultyFiresideChat. All are welcome, regardless of your field of study or membership status! This panel features allies from the humanities and social sciences:  Marcia Grabowecky is a member of the Psychology department. She was part of the Non-Tenure Eligible Faculty…

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