We believe the count on April 26 was due to the university's misleading information and active effort to obstruct the campaign and election, including pressuring graduate student workers into voting no. We'll need to resolve the challenge ballots before a final result is known and, if needed, we will look into potentially unlawful actions by the university.
We want to thank every graduate employee and supporter who has joined us in this struggle over the years. Close to 700 of us voted in favor of workplace democracy and ensuring fair working conditions and a voice for all employees at Pitt.
This fight isn't over.
A union is an organization of people working together to change or preserve aspects of their workplace through action and collective bargaining.
Guided by these values, the Grads Together campaign at the University of Pittsburgh gathers graduate student employees who want to collectively work towards securing our benefits and a voice in decisions that shape our work as teachers and researchers in a binding contract that cannot be unilaterally changed by the university administration.
Through a union contract we hope…
Click here to learn more about what a grad union would mean for you.