Bargaining session number FIVE is this Friday (5/28) from 1:30-5:30PM. You can find links to the caucus room and the main bargaining room at the bottom of this email! We will be presenting Article 15 (union deductions), Article 17 (miscellaneous provisions), Article 21 (amendment and duration), and Article 24 (consultation). We will also return a counter on Article 6 (workload). The purpose of these articles is to once again try to fight for rights that empower Graduate Assistants.
As such, we’re looking for impact statements on a few major topics: Workload. Have you encountered problems with your workload, such as overwork or unrealistic expectations? If so, email us! Mental Safety. Have you experienced psychological harassment at work? Is your workplace a psychologically unsafe environment for you? Do you feel mentally exhausted from being asked to work more than your assigned GA hours? Email us! Harassment. Finally, as always, we are looking for stories about harassment. If you were belittled, bullied, sexual harassed, &c. by your supervisor or other employees of FSU, we want to hear from you. Impact statements can be anonymous, and we can read them for you.
We’ll be available in our “caucus room” for 30 minutes before bargaining this Friday. There, we will go over the articles we’re presenting in more detail with you, so we can receive feedback from YOU, the members. We want to make sure we are representing YOUR concerns, priorities, and demands. So come to caucus at 1:30PM to make your voice heard, and then we will head over to the “main” bargaining room at 2:00PM to present those demands to the FSU administration!
Looking forward to seeing you all there. Remember: united we bargain, divided we beg!
In Solidarity, Vincenza Antonetta Berardo Chief Negotiator & Bargaining Chair