Support UO Grad Student Strike

Posted by  AAUP Oregon   in  ,      Dec 6, 2014     1976 Views     Comments Off on Support UO Grad Student Strike  

UO GTFs and supporters walk the picket line We had hoped that the graduate teaching fellows at University of Oregon would be celebrating a fair contract this weekend. Unfortunately, the university administration continues to refuse to include any form of paid leave in their collective bargaining agreement; this is the key issue that led to the strike. Support the strike, click here to send a message to Interim President Scott Coltrane now. UO administrators have announced that they will grade students themselves, based on their performance up until finals.

The GTFs have also set up a strike fund.  You can donate here.  The union was heartened last week when a UO alum donated $10,000 to the fund.  Every donation will help!

The GTFs have had a successful and rousing picket line and have received support from the faculty and students at UO, as well as from the broader community. United Academics has supported the GTF struggle for months, taking on the administration’s strike breaking plans, providing lunch and support on the lines, and much more.  AAUP members from Portland have come to Eugene to walk the picket line.

UO GTFs and supporters walk the picket line


The Oregon State Conference of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP Oregon) is the state-level organization of the AAUP. The Conference’s mission is to advance the collective interests of affiliated AAUP Collective Bargaining and Advocacy chapters, the principles and practices of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), and the overall interests of higher education faculty in Oregon through the promotion of excellence in higher education as an investment in Oregon’s future.