FSU GAU President Adela Ghadimi’s Opinion Piece for The Tallahassee Democrat:

Florida State’s graduate assistant benefits package lags far behind UF and USF | Opinion

“FSU claims it wants to improve its ranking and prioritize research, all while recruiting and retaining the best and brightest. Yet the university has repeatedly offered substandard pay and benefits to graduate assistants, who conduct important research and teach around 30 percent of FSU’s undergraduate courses.”

Update on Dependent Coverage for GAs

GAU representatives are continuing to work toward restoring dependent coverage after the university unilaterally cut this benefit for the 2017-18 academic year.

GAU and FSU representatives formed a committee to solicit proposals for dependent coverage that met on December 15, 2017. FSU distributed an invitation to negotiate to healthcare providers on December 18, 2017, with proposals due January 23, 2018. Unfortunately, FSU reported on February 1 that it received no proposals.

GAU is talking with FSU about how to move forward. We are also discussing a proposal for contract changes that would require FSU to offer a dependent coverage option.