April Update: Graduate Employees Union of Portland State University

Posted by  Ashley Bromley   in       Apr 12, 2018     1818 Views     Comments Off on April Update: Graduate Employees Union of Portland State University  

by Emily Leickly, GEU Member

Spring is off to an exciting start for the Graduate Employees Union at Portland State University. Ratification of GEU’s first contract was completed with a signature from PSU President Rahmat Shoureshi on March 28. GEU is now preparing to elect its first Executive Board. Nominations for GEU officer positions (President, Chief Steward, Grievance Officer, Treasurer, and VPs of Bargaining, Communications, Equity & Inclusion, Social Engagement, Operations, and Politics) opened at the start of spring quarter on April 3rd. Elections will occur from May 3rd to May 8th. GEU is looking forward to continuing implementation of the contract and building our infrastructure and leadership in the coming months. PSU GEU Graduate Assistants also showed up in solidarity with our Adjunct Faculty Union, PSUFA, observing three days of bargaining sessions between PSUFA and PSU Admin in late March.