About Us

The Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation (GTFF) is a labor union representing over 1,500 Graduate Teaching Fellows and Research Assistants at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon. We are local 3544 of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT).

Our Mission Statement

The Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation, a union of the graduate employees of the University of Oregon, commits to creating a strong, safe, and diverse community of educators and scholars for the purpose of protecting and promoting the interests of its membership.

Our Goals

    • Improve the quality of life for GEs in the areas of salary, workload and working conditions through collective bargaining and the enforcement of our contract
    • Fight for an adequately funded educational system, accessible for all people
    • Help create a revitalized, socially aware union movement, which is a positive force for change for the entire community

Volunteers and activists are welcome!