RA Campaign Background Information and Resources

Check our campaign headquarters at: uaw2865.org/ra

Find answers to all your questions on our FAQ page.

Read our mission statement: Uniting GSRs and GSIs at all UCs


Since 1999, the pay gap between GSIs and GSRs has continued to grow.

GSI and GSR Pay Graph

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Below are links to academic journal and news articles, all highlighting the importance of obtaining equal rights for all RAs, GSRs, and GSIs across the University of California.

Academic Journal Articles:

http://escholarship.org/uc/item/2h5938kb#page-2

http://scholarship.sha.cornell.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1731&context=articles

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs12122-006-1009-9

http://muse.jhu.edu/article/182698

http://lsj.sagepub.com/content/28/2/25.refs

http://lsj.sagepub.com/content/32/4/411.full.pdf+html

http://spx.sagepub.com/content/51/2/375.full.pdf+html

https://muse.jhu.edu/article/55192

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4238050/

http://worksanddays.net/2003/File10.Lafer_File10.Lafer.pdf

 

News Articles:

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/10/08/survey-compares-views-graduate-students-unionized-and-non-unionized-campuses

http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/31221-why-did-the-new-york-times-ask-everybody-but-grad-students-about-grad-student-unions

http://www.themaneater.com/stories/2016/4/19/graduate-workers-vote-favor-unionization/

http://chicagomaroon.com/2016/03/04/professors-write-in-support-of-grad-student-unionization/

 

They study genetics and teach immunology. And they want to join the auto workers union

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2015/09/graduate-workers-university-missouri-mizzou-scott-walker-wisconsin-unions-labor/

http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2015/04/graduate-students-of-the-world-unite/390261/

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/10/15/graduate-students-nationwide-press-for-right-to-form-a-union.html

Grad Students to the Barricades

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/07/24/organized-labor-and-higher-education-line-opposite-sides-grad-union-issue

https://solidarity-us.org/node/1705

http://edworkforce.house.gov/uploadedfiles/09.12.12_sweeney.pdf

 

UC Berkeley Labor Center

http://laborcenter.berkeley.edu/about/50th-anniversary/