Teachers and Researchers United


We Ratified Our Constitution! 

From the first day of contract negotiations, TRU showed JHU that graduate student workers were not going to accept anything less than a fair contract. Read the highlights of our contract here, including historic wins setting a new standard for grad labor around the country!

We have now also ratified our constitution to preserve our mission of empowering graduate workers and hold Hopkins accountable. Our constitution and special election timeline have passed with a 97% margin. Thank you to all members who participated in drafting and ratifying this foundational document for our union’s future! Read the highlights of our constitution here (link coming soon).

Sign Your New Union Card Here!

We are Teachers and Researchers United:
The JHU Graduate Workers Union

We are a movement of graduate student workers at Johns Hopkins University organizing a union in order to win improvements in our working conditions and demand dignity, respect, and a contract. From labs to classrooms, graduate workers at JHU keep the university running. As scholars and as teaching and research assistants, we exercise care and expertise in building the twin pillars of higher education: research and instruction.

We are affiliated with United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers (UE). We share their belief that unions are for everyone, and that a member-led and organized union is the best way to achieve wins for workers.

United Electrical - The Union for Everyone