Apr
25
6:00 pm18:00

Organizing Committee Meeting

  • 217 Ives Hall Ithaca, NY, 14853

Agenda

  1. Introductions (5 min)
  2. UMC Talk & Negotiations Update (10 min)
  3. GA Evaluation (10 min)
  4. Open Forum Evaluation (10 min)
  5. Steering Committee Elections, Elections Committee Update (10 min)
  6. May Day Action? (25 min)
  7. Reflections on OC (structure, nature, relationships, etc.) (30 min)
Open Forum
Apr
24
4:00 pm16:00

Open Forum

  • 217 Ives Hall Ithaca, NY, 14853

The primary objective of Cornell Graduate Students United (CGSU) is to unite graduate students to collectively advocate for our rights as workers. As we look to the future at this important juncture, we are reminded that we cannot do this effectively without member input and participation. We have designed a survey to collect your feedback on the strengths and weaknesses of the organizing campaign, your thoughts on where to go from here, our affiliation with state and national unions, and your general impressions of CGSU as a whole.

As part of the plan moving forward we will host open forums for members to create a space for all voices to be heard. The next one will take place this coming Monday, April 24th in Ives 217 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. In particular, we will use these anonymous answers to help guide constructive discussions.

Please take 5-10 minutes to share your feedback with your union.

Apr
18
6:30 pm18:30

General Assembly

  • Biotech G10

We are holding a General Assembly (GA) this coming Tuesday, April 18, at 6:30 PM in the Biotech building, room G10. A lot has been happening recently and we're excited to share news and plan with you about our direction and strategy. Rest assured that our fight for collective bargaining is far from over.

We will hold elections for our Steering Committee in the coming month! More info will be shared at the meeting, but nominate yourself or your peers to serve on the Officer Election Committee by contacting us.

Childcare will be available on request!

Agenda:

1. Post-Election Updates and Analysis
2. Updates on the Negotiating Committee Amendment
3. A Grievance Appeal
4. Information About the Upcoming Steering Committee Election
5. Other Announcements

Mar
25
4:00 pm16:00

GOTV Rally with AFT President Randi Weingarten!

  • Hasbrouck Community Center

On the eve of their historic vote for union recognition, American Federation of Teachers President and Cornell University alumna Randi Weingarten will rally Saturday with Cornell graduate workers to get out the vote. Weingarten will speak at the CGSU event at Hasbrouck Community Center, highlighting the voices of grad employees with families, and the challenges faced by international grads, two days before voting begins.

CGSU Q&A Session: Answers to Your Union Questions!
Mar
24
3:30 pm15:30

CGSU Q&A Session: Answers to Your Union Questions!

  • Mallot Hall #253

We invite you to join us for an open Q&A session before our upcoming union recogniation election. A panel of CGSU members will answer questions from the audience in addition to questions submitted in advance.

Please send advance questions to us before noon on March 24 at: cornellgsu@gmail.com

We look forward to providing our best answers to your questions in an open format. Following the Q&A, we'll move to the BRB for TGIF and fellow Grad Workers will be available to answer questions in this informal setting from 5:00 - 7:00pm. Hope to see you!

Mar
8
12:30 pm12:30

CGSU Petition Delivery Rally & March

  • Bailey Hall

On Monday, March 6th, CGSU notified Cornell of our intent to file for a recognition election! A majority of grads have shown their support and are ready to vote yes! Join us this Wednesday, when we will gather to show the administration the strength and enthusiasm of our union. 

We'll kick things off with live music and some brief remarks before marching to Day Hall where we will deliver a giant 50 foot banner with over 1,200 petition signatures in support of CGSU. Please RSVP on our Facebook event so we know that you’re coming!