CGEU 2015- UMass Amherst

The 2015 meeting of the Coalition of Graduate Employee Unions will take place at the University of Massachusetts Amherst on August 5-8, 2015, and will be hosted by the Graduate Employee Union-UAW 2322. Click here to see the program & schedule.

If you have questions about the 2015 CGEU Conference please contact the planning committee at

We are meeting at a critical moment for academic labor. Higher education – in form, content, and purpose – is on the precipice of a fundamental reorganization. On the other hand, the labor movement overall is weak, and attacks on unions, within the university and outside it, are deep and increasing. Yet the emerging resistance is inspiring, especially as it intersects with burgeoning movements in low-wage union organizing and ongoing struggles against police brutality and racism. On campuses from Québec to California, students and workers are organizing together and fighting back.

This summer, we invite student employee unions from across North America to three days of discussion, debate, and exchange. Meet union activists, share tactics and strategies, and help build the struggle for the future of academic labor and of the university.

To register for this year’s indispensable conference, please clickhere. Preregistration is now closed.  Walk-in registration will be available.  See the program & schedule here. 

If you have questions about the 2015 CGEU Conference please contact the organizing committee at

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The Coalition of Graduate Employee Unions is a coalition of student-employee unions from universities across North America. Its annual meetings bring together union activists to share experiences, discuss and debate strategy and tactics, and build solidarity between and across campuses.