The GSG also passed a resolution that calls on the university’s administration to phase out the athletics fee for graduate students.
Members of Fearless Student Employees joined the GSG Friday to discuss collective bargaining rights for graduate students.
The desire for a pay increase among non-exempt workers has been reignited with a recent release of a financial analysis commissioned by this university’s AAUP chapter.
The analysis commissioned by the university's chapter of the American Association of University Professors also found that hiring of tenure-track faculty has gone down.
Collective bargaining rights would allow graduate assistants to unionize and negotiate working conditions such as hours, pay and leave.
Similar bills have been taken to the Maryland legislature 8 times and killed in the past 20 years.