Brandeis Graduate Students Have Won a Contract!
The JLC is proud to have supported this effort!
From the Boston Globe, 8/27/18: “Brandeis and its teaching assistants agree on a union contract”
By Katie Johnston GLOBE STAFF AUGUST 27, 2018
Graduate students at Brandeis University have reached a contract agreement with the administration, positioning them to be the first group of teaching assistants at a private higher-ed institution in New England – and only the second in the country – with a collective bargaining agreement.
The contract with the Service Employees International Union Local 509, which still needs to be ratified by the students next month, would boost more than 200 graduate assistants’ pay by between 16 and 56 percent per course over the three-year agreement, put caps on their workload, and give them more freedom to work with students outside of class and provide curriculum input. Read more here.