On Friday two CGE members, Shakil Rabbi and Kevin Reuning, were guests on The Freq's Morning Mix Tape with Jason Crane. We talked about what grad unions are, what they do, and answered a few questions. Take a listen to it below and share:
We are currently taking nominees for co-leadership position. The co-leaders will be the face of the CGE. Although they will not be the sole point of contact for it they will be the first ones in charge of talking with media or at events. As such whatever graduate student is selected must be unafraid with […]
Moderator: Darwin First discussion point: How do we formalize decision making to ensure that we can make decisions when necessary? We are going to create two committees to deal with different efforts: media and organizing. Media: will build contacts with media, create press releases and other related documents, control the website, and do any necessary […]
We will be holding an organizing meeting to discuss our plans for the next few weeks and beyond. It will be at 5:30 on 9/21 in Websters. Please come and share your thoughts and ideas. We will be positing an agenda soon, for now check out our facebook event.
Yesterday's Labor Day Luncheon was a great success with 80 some graduate students coming out to talk about how they can make Penn State better. Thanks to Food Not Bombs we didn't even run out of food. We will have some more thoughts on the event and the plans for the future soon but we […]
The Coalition of Graduate Employees at Penn State is hosting a Labor Day luncheon at noon (September 7, 12PM) in front of Old Main for all graduate employees, families, and allies to discuss how a graduate employee union might better our position at Penn State. At this luncheon, the CGE invites all graduate students and […]
Given the changes over the last year in graduate employees benefits, the stagnation of graduate stipends, and the lack of transparency in university decision-making, graduate students at Pennsylvania State University have begun to explore our options in strengthening our role in decision making processes at Penn State. What started as only a handful of students has […]