Important Update Regarding Stipends

Attention: We have encountered a MAJOR discrepancy between our interpretation of the contract regarding stipends and FSU’s.

FSU’s position is that we are not entitled to see an actual, real increase of $525 during the academic year. Many of us will actually see an increase of less than $400 in our gross pay. We will be filing a grievance immediately and we expect it to go to arbitration. To hear more about this, please come to our General Membership Meeting on November 1. This affects every graduate assistant on campus, but the GMM is only open to members. We are trying very hard to put together an informative meeting, so please hold your questions until then.

Food and drinks will be provided. RSVP to help us plan.

Notice of Meeting
WMS 013
Tuesday, November 1, 5-7pm

General Membership Meeting Fall 16

Come hear about the state of the union and learn what you can do to strengthen it. We’ll provide a financial report, give updates about health insurance and fees legislation, discuss our plan to increase member engagement, share the results from our consultation with Provost McRorie, and reveal the results from our member survey. This is a great opportunity to catch up on what the union’s been up to this semester and to learn how you can contribute. Our union works because we do.

Pizza, snacks, and drinks will be provided. RSVP to help us plan. We hope to see you there!

Notice of Meeting
WMS 013
Tuesday, November 1, 5-7pm

An Open Letter Against Bigotry

An Open Letter Against Bigotry

Graduate Assistants United (GAU), the labor union representing graduate assistants at the Florida State University (FSU), strongly condemns the scheduled appearance of Milo Yiannopoulos on our campus and finds it to be in direct contradiction to the University’s goals of creating an environment free from discrimination. Yiannopoulos, who was invited to speak by the FSU College Republicans, a Registered Student Organization at FSU, has a well documented history of racial discrimination and abuse targeted toward women, Muslims, and people of color, along with many other minority groups. He has actively encouraged harassment of vulnerable people, and his presence here can only amplify the hatred he enjoys instilling and inflaming in others.
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