We are the Graduate Employees Union of Portland State University
We did it! On May 31, after an overwhelming majority of us signed GEU authorization cards, we were certified by the Oregon Employment Relations Board as the representative of PSU graduate assistants, including all graduate teaching, research, and administrative assistants.
What happens next? Over the summer, we’ll begin working on our internal structure and agreeing on priorities for improvements in our first contract with PSU. Then, we’ll launch our campaign for a good first contract, and begin negotiations with PSU administration.
We’re incredibly excited that we’ve made it this far, and we can’t wait to get to work on making PSU the university that we all deserve.