Calling all Grad Unionists! CGEU/CSEE’s annual conference will be held from August 16-19 in New York City. Learn more about the conference, check out a tentative schedule, and most importantly, REGISTER for CGEU 2018 TODAY!
This year, CGEU-2018: Raising the Stakes (NYC) comes at a time of increased uncertainty, met with a new upsurge of militancy in education-sector organizing across North America. CUPE locals are striking at York and Carleton Universities. The Trump-era Supreme Court means that the decision on Janus vs. AFSCME could decimate our public sector unions if we don’t build power fast. Trump’s NLRB has also meant several academic unions have pulled their union petitions as part of a broader legal strategy. Rank-and-file strength is needed now more than ever.
It is time we gather to regroup, and to build bonds, knowledge, and solidarity within and among campuses across the U.S. and Canada—to Raise the Stakes for a more militant grad worker movement in 2018 and beyond.
Part conference, part workshop/skills share, part popular education, part strategy session, CGEU-2018 NYC will rejuvenate and inspire our movement between campuses and across borders. We will take advantage of proximity to local labor leaders, left publishing houses, and the density of institutions of higher education to feature inspiring panels and time and space for socializing with comrades at night.
Members from GSOC-UAW (NYU), SENS-UAW (New School), GWC-UAW (Columbia), and the PSC (CUNY) are proud to jointly organize the 2018 CGEU/CSEE conference in New York City. If you or your union would like to join in hosting, please reach out: firstname.lastname@example.org.