The Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation (GTFF) at the University of Oregon stands in solidarity with the striking workers from Temple University in Philadelphia, members of AFT Local 6290. As we head into our contract negotiations in pursuit of a living wage and dignified working conditions, the Temple University Graduate Students’ Association (TUGSA)’s fight reminds us… Continue reading Solidarity with TUGSA workers on strike!
Category: Solidarity Statements and Press Releases
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!
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
Abolition May Solidarity Statement
The GTFF stands in solidarity with the Cops Off Campus Coalition’s Abolition May, a month devoted to organizing across Turtle Island to remove and abolish all campus police, including supporting the May 3rd nation-wide Day of Refusal. We recognize all police to be a danger to society in a multitude of ways: the police terrorize… Continue reading Abolition May Solidarity Statement
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
Statement of Solidarity with Springfield Memory Care Workers
The GTFF stands in solidarity with the workers of The Rawlin at Riverbend Memory Care assisted living facility in Springfield, OR in their strike for union recognition and workplace safety. We strongly support their efforts to unionize and push for protections in response to dangerous working conditions and living conditions for residents during the COVID-19… Continue reading Statement of Solidarity with Springfield Memory Care Workers
Statement of Condemnation of White Supremacist Violence
The GTFF vehemently condemns the acts of insurrection and violent white supremacy displayed last Wednesday in the U.S. Capitol and more locally this weekend across the state of Oregon. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and Jewish people disproportionately experience white supremacist violence — at the hands of individuals and through the discipline of the state… Continue reading Statement of Condemnation of White Supremacist Violence