After three years of organizing, we remain firm in our commitment to advocate for the rights and interests of graduate workers.
Though our recent bid for recognition remains inconclusive, grads are still organizing and fighting for a better Cornell. The election was far from the end of CGSU, and may not even be the end of our effort for recognition. Recognition or not, we aren’t going anywhere.
Cornell Graduate Students United was founded by a dozen members in 2014, and now organizes hundreds. Our hard work teaching and doing research is invaluable to Cornell’s mission and reputation. Cornell doesn't always share our interests, which is why we must keep advocating for them.
Join us in the fight for fairness, respect, and democracy at Cornell University.
If we vote “yes,” the next major step is to form a negotiating committee and start bargaining for better wages and benefits.
What do we stand to Gain?
- Learn about the issues we're pushing for: intellectual property rights, better stipends and health insurance, job security, family support, a fair and transparent grievance procedure, better support for international students, and workers' compensation.
- See what other graduate unions have already won in their collectively bargained contracts!
The votes have been counted, but at this point there are too many challenged ballots to confirm either way. We'll update you as we know more