||[Aug. 15th, 2008|03:24 pm]
Graduate Students at Florida State University
As I mentioned before in this space, Graduate Assistants at FSU are in the middle of a campaign to form a union. We hope to be able to advocate for health insurance, work rules and conditions, class caps, and so on. If you have any interest in helping out in this effort, or just want more information, please get in contact with me, Jason Leto, at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am a graduate employee at FSU, and also the union (called Graduate Assistants United, or GAU) organizing chair.|
This is a great way for graduate assistants to be able to have a say in their work and working conditions, and once formed, will give all GAs a chance to improve their lives by working together toward common goals. In my experience, being involved in the campaign is also a great way to meet other graduate employees/students outside of your department or circle of friends. I hope to hear from other GAs soon!
And good luck, everyone, on the beginning of the semester...