TUGSA has been in negotiations with Temple Administration for a few months now and is in need of a strong push to reinforce our demand that the graduate-employees of TUGSA deserve a living wage and are given the respect their labor deserves. Thus, we invite all who can attend to join fellow union members, graduate employees, professors, undergrads, community members, and allied organizations for a rally at 12pm on Wednesday, March 14th at the Bell Tower!
The value of our work is present throughout the entire body of the university: TAs perform one-third of the academic labor, fulfilling their assigned duties and going above and beyond to ensure the success of thousands of students, while RAs are tasked with working tirelessly to procure prestigious grants and awards, bolstering Temple’s reputation in the process. Our work as graduate-employees is essential to the daily operations and long-term functioning of the university, a fact that deserves to be reflected both in our compensation and conditions.
If you are interested in helping to plan or support this event, or if you belong to a campus or community group that wants to sign-on in support, please contact Matt Ford ([email protected]
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