COGS is hiring!

The Campaign to Organize Graduate Students seeks qualified applicants for its 2017-18 staff positions. The upcoming academic year will be a challenging one for COGS, but one filled with opportunities to connect with fellow workers and grow as a union. We are hiring for two important positions: the organizer dedicates time to talking with graduate … Read more…

Protect our well-being: codify our contract as University policy (plus an offer letter checklist)

The arbitrator has given a ruling (link). The award only extends to Article IX (Wages) of our current contract. No other benefits will be covered after June 30, 2017 because of the Regents illegally stalled negotiations until Iowa’s collective bargaining laws changed. The University denies that they cut graduate employee benefits, or “stole Christmas” as … Read more…