Full Tentative Agreement BC Recommendation

By NUGW | Feb 22, 2024

This is the Bargaining Committee’s first official communication since yesterday’s bargaining session. The Bargaining Committee officially recommends this Tentative Agreement (TA), as outlined below, to members. First, a TL;DR of what’s in our tentative agreement: A guaranteed base stipend of $41,000 starting June 2024, $45,000 starting September 2024 (a 21.8% increase over the current base stipend), and an $1,000 signing bonus immediately upon…

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Feb 01 Bargaining Update

By NUGW | Feb 2, 2024

Fourteenth Bargaining Session Complete TLDR: ESCALATION WORKS! Our 1000+ strike pledges led to big wins, including 100% dental and 100% vision coverage. Admin continues to lowball us in compensation and support for international workers. But now we are in a better position than ever to put their feet to the fire. All hands on deck!…

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Jan 10 Bargaining Update

By NUGW | Jan 10, 2024

Thirteenth Bargaining Session Complete TLDR: Admin came back to the table with more unsatisfactory counterproposals and made minimal movement yet again. TAs today.  Despite NU’s lowballing, we are all still committed to settling a contract. In a show of our seriousness, we presented a reasonable counter on compensation, including 48.8k in annual pay, and await…

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Dec 13 Bargaining Update

By NUGW | Dec 13, 2023

Twelfth Bargaining Session Complete TLDR:  After 55 days of stalling, the Northwestern administration finally presented their “counters” to our economic proposals. The message was clear: disrespect. With 1000+ grad workers taking the wage survey, nearly 100 grad workers packing the hall to the bargaining room in October, and 500+ grad workers rallying for Pay, Power,…

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November 01 Bargaining Update

By NUGW | Nov 1, 2023

Eleventh Bargaining Session Complete TLDR:  We PACKED  THE HALLS and GOT RESULTS!  FOUR  Tentative Agreements today: Non-Discrimination, Union Security, Management Rights, and No Strike, No Lockout ALL language proposals have been TA’d FULL FOCUS to econ now  Big wins in agency shop and ability to grieve abuse of authority…we deserve and need these protections and…

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October 19 Bargaining Update

By NUGW | Oct 19, 2023

Tenth Bargaining Session Complete TLDR:  THREE Tentative Agreement today: Discipline & Discharge, Workload, and Labor Management Committee! TWO language proposals left: Union Security and Nondiscrimination Economic proposals have reached the table  Come out to our Speak Out/Scavenger Hunt on Friday (10/20) to speak out about Union Shop, Nondiscrimination, and NU Finances!  Pack the halls for our 11/1…

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October 3 Bargaining Update

By NUGW | Oct 3, 2023

Ninth Bargaining Session Complete TLDR:  ONE Tentative Agreement today: International Employee Rights! We’re waiting on admin to deliver counters to our articles and information we need. The fall is heating up! Make your voice heard-fill out the wage survey (MEMBERS CHECK YOUR EMAILS!), join walkthroughs, attend walkthrough trainings, and come to the NUGW-UE history session on…

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September 14 Bargaining Update

By NUGW | Sep 14, 2023

Eighth Bargaining Session Complete! TLDR:  FOUR Tentative Agreements today and ALL language proposals are being actively negotiated! (check them out on the bargaining tracker) We reached a TA on Appointment Notification, giving workers much clearer information about job expectations and responsibilities for TA and RA positions. We continue to fight for a range of employee…

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Aug 30 Bargaining Update

By NUGW | Aug 30, 2023

Seventh Bargaining Session Complete TLDR: Three Tentative Agreements today, the most we’ve ever had in one session! HUGE win for upper year grad workers in cases of terminated or canceled appointments Admin continues to ignore the inextricable link between our roles as students and employees in our Discipline & Discharge article…and we continue to fight…

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