Newsletters

At GTFF, we care about keeping our members up-to-date. We send 1-3 emails per month. Dec. 8, 2022 Newsletter We declared our intent to bargain over Paid Leave Oregon on December 2. At our November E-Council Meeting, we approved a new Executive Board member, Rosa Inocencio Smith (more info in the email). We’re accepting donations… Continue reading Newsletters

Solidarity with UC Strikers!

The Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation (GTFF) at the University of Oregon stands in solidarity with striking academic workers from the University of California system, members of UAW 2865, UAW 5810, and SRU-UAW. As we begin our own bargaining process in pursuit of a living wage, a dignified standard of living, and workplace protections that address… Continue reading Solidarity with UC Strikers!

Solidarity with Striking Columbia Student Workers!

The Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation (GTFF) at the University of Oregon stands in solidarity with striking student workers from Student Workers of Columbia, United Auto Workers Local 2110. These student workers have been in bargaining for two full years, and Columbia University continues to refuse to agree to a fair contract for student workers. The… Continue reading Solidarity with Striking Columbia Student Workers!

New Summer Support for International Students

Based on a new agreement between GTFF and UO, international graduate students can now apply for summer funding from the Graduate Student Assistance Fund: you can apply for $500 now for summer living expenses and for another $500 on August 15th if there is still enough funding. See the University of Oregon’s Graduate Student Assistance… Continue reading New Summer Support for International Students

Palestine Solidarity Statement

The GTFF stands in solidarity with the Palestinian people and recognizes their struggle for their liberation and independence from the settler-colonial, capitalist state of Israel as wholly necessary. Presently, Palestinians in Jerusalem and Gaza have been subject to immense violence by Israelis, both in forms sanctioned by the state and at the hands of Israeli… Continue reading Palestine Solidarity Statement

Solidarity Statement for India

The Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation stands in solidarity with our Indian colleagues and with the people of India currently fighting to survive the COVID-19 pandemic without meaningful support of the Indian government. In fact, the situation is nothing short of mass murder. Due to reducing investments in public health care and favoring privatized vaccine production,… Continue reading Solidarity Statement for India

Statement of solidarity with NYU graduate workers on strike

The Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation (AFT Local 3544) stands in solidarity with striking graduate workers at New York University and their union, the Graduate Student Organizing Committee-United Auto Workers Local 2110 (GSOC-UAW Local 2110). We strongly support their demands for living wages, better healthcare and childcare access, support for international students, and protection from harassment,… Continue reading Statement of solidarity with NYU graduate workers on strike

Statement of solidarity with Oregon Tech faculty strike

The Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation (AFT Local 3544) expresses solidarity with the striking faculty members at Oregon Institute of Technology. We are proud that former GTFF leaders Ellen Kress and Malori Musselman are part of this effort as organizers with the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). GTFF urges the OIT administration to negotiate in… Continue reading Statement of solidarity with Oregon Tech faculty strike

API Caucus Statement

We stand in solidarity with our colleagues and all folx who identify with the Asian diaspora. We condemn the racialized violence and discrimination toward Asian, Asian Pacific Islander, and Asian American communities that continue to rise at an exponential rate during the COVID-19 pandemic. Discrimination towards these communities is not isolated to this current moment,… Continue reading API Caucus Statement