Nearly 40 GW graduate student employees are taking the first steps to form their own union, demanding a greater say in wages and health care costs from the University, according to a report in the GW Hatchet. Graduate student organizers released a letter publicly last week urging others to join the effort they said would give graduate student workers a formal way to address their grievances at the highest levels of the University. The drive to join SEIU 500 is the second major unionization effort at GW in less than a year. Resident advisers won the right to formally organize last spring, but a vote to form a union was never held.
photo: GW grad student Scott Ross, who started the organizing drive; photo by Olivia Anderson, GW Hatchet Photo Editor