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 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

2019-2020 Voters’ Guide

Voters’ Guide for 2019-2020 See below for information on  Candidates For 2019-2020 Executive Board Bylaw Amendment Proposals Endorsement of Graham Trainor for President of Oregon AFL-CIO Voting will occur via online ballot during Week 8 (5/20-24). Please email VP for Operations Ellen Gillooly-Kress at with any questions. Candidates For 2019-2020 Executive Board Learn about the duties of the Executive Board Members on… Continue reading 2019-2020 Voters’ Guide

AFL-CIO: “Fund Our Future By Supporting Public Schools”

Fund Our Future By Supporting Public Schools March 14, 2019 America’s public schools are the center of communities, the propeller of opportunity for our children and the cornerstone of our democracy. But over the past decade, federal, state and local policymakers have waged a full-fledged effort to defund public education. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos… Continue reading AFL-CIO: “Fund Our Future By Supporting Public Schools”

Winter 2019 GMM

All Members are invited to the Winter GMM on Friday, February 8th! Put it on your calendar! We’ll hear updates from the Executive Board, Bargaining Committee, Caucuses, and more! Refreshments will be provided. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page. Agenda Time Item 5:30-6:00 Arrive and Food 6:00-6:05 Introduction 6:05-6:15 By the Numbers 6:15-7:00… Continue reading Winter 2019 GMM

AFL-CIO: “Extending a Hand During the Government Shutdown”

The Labor Wire Jan. 16, 2019 Across the country, working people are marching and rallying for an immediate end to the government shutdown. Already the longest funding lapse in American history, this manufactured crisis has put the weight of ideological extremism on federal workers and their families. As we continue fighting to reopen the government,… Continue reading AFL-CIO: “Extending a Hand During the Government Shutdown”

AFL-CIO: “#UTLAStrong”

The Labor Wire Jan. 23, 2019 Less than a month into 2019, the teachers of Los Angeles have proven that last year’s wave of collective action isn’t quieting down. After taking to the streets in a strike that has captured the country’s imagination, members of United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) are returning to classrooms today… Continue reading AFL-CIO: “#UTLAStrong”

AFL-CIO: “116th Congress Commences”

The Labor Wire Jan. 3, 2019 Today is the first day of the history-making 116th Congress, which now includes nearly a dozen union members and even more worker-friendly elected officials. Message of the Day—116th Congress Commences The barrier-breaking 116th Congress includes a number of union members: Sen. Jacky Rosen (UNITE HERE) of Nevada; Rep. Ed… Continue reading AFL-CIO: “116th Congress Commences”