solidarity across unions

Thursday, February 24, 2005

State, SUNY union reach tentative deal New York State and the Graduate Student Employees Union, which represents 4,500 teaching and graduate assistants at State University of New York campuses, including 988 at Stony Brook University, have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract that would give the assistants an 8.25 percent raise over four years." The contract also calls for a fund of $2.4 million to support recruitment and retention of doctoral students in high demand areas; a fund of $700,000 to support recruitment and retention at four-year colleges; a $2.07-million fund to mitigate the cost of fees charged to graduate and teaching assistants; a $550,000 fund for cost of living supplements in eight downstate counties; and a $600,000 professional development fund to support excellence in teaching and research"
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The Coalition of Graduate Employee Unions is a loose-knit coalition of labor unions in the USA and Canada that represents graduate students employed as teachers, researchers, and administrative staff.