The Oregon Education Association and the Oregon Education Association Community College Council reiterated their support (original statement of support here) this week and encourage its member organizations to stand in solidarity with the GTFF. Their most recent letter is here.
The President of American Association of University Professors released a public letter this week commending the University Senate for standing up for academic integrity in response to proposed methods to manage the potential GTFF strike. Their letter also states their support for the GTFF and encourage the Administration work with the GTFF to reach an agreement. Their statement is here and a letter of support to the GTFF is here.
The GTFF has recently received support from the Graduate Student Organizing Committee (UAW local 2110), the union representing graduate students at NYU.
GSOC sends solidarity as you prepare for your strike. We are also in contract negotiations. Today our bargaining committee announced a strike authorization vote at our Rally for a Fair Contract.
Let’s make some big bicoastal wins for graduate student workers this year!
GSOC-UAW Bargaining Committee
This week, the GTFF received a letter of support from the Hesse, Germany sector 5 chapter of ver.di, the 2nd largest trade union in Germany. Ver.di represents more than 2.1 million people from many trades and professions. Sector 5 is the group of employees that fall under the categories of education, science and research.
These groups join faculty, staff, undergraduates and the University Senate in support of the GTFF. We are humbled and honored to have the support of organizations from across the nation. Together we can improve education quality, not just for the students at the University of Oregon, but for students everywhere.