2018-2019 Contract for Ratification

To vote for our against contract ratification, bring your FSU ID and come to the GAU Table at the HCB Breezeway on August 20 and 21 (Monday and Tuesday) from 11:00-3:00pm. The contract will not go into effect until we complete ratification, so please review the changes and come cast your vote!  Click the button below for a link to the contract and materials up for ratification.

 

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Bargaining Session #9 Update: GAU Continues Pushing for Better Pay and Benefits

FSU continued a string of frustrating proposals during our 9th bargaining session, held on Thursday, July 26. At the session, GAU stressed that the university needed to move closer to the level of pay and benefits proposed by GAU.

FSU struck our proposal waiving all tuition and some fees. In response, we pointed out that this was an important issue for us. In particular, we emphasized that FSU needed to fix the problem of some departments requiring that international and out-of-state students pay tuition.

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FSU GAU President Adela Ghadimi’s Opinion Piece for The Tallahassee Democrat:

Florida State’s graduate assistant benefits package lags far behind UF and USF | Opinion

“FSU claims it wants to improve its ranking and prioritize research, all while recruiting and retaining the best and brightest. Yet the university has repeatedly offered substandard pay and benefits to graduate assistants, who conduct important research and teach around 30 percent of FSU’s undergraduate courses.”

July 25, 2018 Press Release: GAU: FSU Benefits Package Lags Far Behind UF & USF

TALLAHASSEE — Graduate Assistants United strongly criticizes Florida State University’s substandard benefits proposals for graduate assistants during ongoing contract negotiations and will seek improved benefits at a bargaining session Thursday. Graduate assistants teach about 30 percent of Florida State University’s undergraduate courses, and FSU’s poor treatment of these key employees could affect the university’s rankings and leadership position.

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