Teachers and Researchers United: The JHU Grad Workers Union

Hopkins Works Because We Do.

Over 2000 Hopkins PhD students made history, with a record setting 97% of grads coming to the polls to vote YES to have TRU-UE represent ourselves to collectively bargain for a better Hopkins. Because of this overwhelmingly strong support of each and every grad worker at Hopkins who took to the polls and demanded change, and to the hard and tireless work of TRU-UE organizers who got us here, we know that when we organize together – we win. TRU-UE has entered its next phase: forming a bargaining committee and putting together a winning contract that delivers improvements from wages to working conditions to improved international student support that will guarantee graduate workers get the respect and dignity for the hard work they do. For now, grad workers, pat yourselves on the back and celebrate this historic win!

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Now that we can start to collectively bargain for better conditions for ALL Hopkins PhD students, learn more about the bargaining committee. We have a series of Bargaining “Office Hours” planned to talk about the bargaining process, what the road to a contract looks like, and the ins and outs of the Bargaining Committee. Check the Slack and your e-mail for dates and Zoom information!

We are Teachers and Researchers United

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.

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