Summary 2020-21 Strategic Planning Goals

At the end of September the executive board met to collaborate and conduct strategic planning for the 2020-2021 year. We collectively envisioned the possibilities for improving graduate worker conditions, and what we can do to build towards short-term and long-term goals. Below is a summary of the vision that our board has for the year.

  • We are dedicated to collective action that supports economic fairness during COVID and post-COVID.
  • We will increase our membership numbers.
  • We are dedicated to supporting graduate employees through the challenges of COVID.
  • We are dedicated to supporting international student workers.
  • Everyone on the executive board will work to find and train their replacement.

Rooted in the principles of transparency and equity and inclusion, we seek to support our bargaining unit by: 

  • Expanding our presence in our bargaining unit and consolidating demands and needs so that our union may better fight for the needs of our diverse membership.
  • Reacting quickly so the rights of the bargaining unit are not violated through work and study disruptions due to economic recession, health, and a rapidly evolving sociopolitical climate. 
  • Representing and actively working to uplift the voices and the labor needs of all graduate employees; advancing fairness in graduate employee hiring practices, equitable treatment of all graduate employees, and equal and adequate representation for all members in union decision-making.
  • Remaining true to our mission statement, which states: we do not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religious affiliation, sex, age, disability, body type, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, lifestyle, political affiliation, economic status, color, ethnicity, national origin, parental status, veteran status, or other characteristics subject to discrimination.