As you may recall from our recent election, we, as an organization, have voted to introduce a new bylaw last month which established the GTFF Mutual Aid Hardship Fund, “meant to address shortfalls in summer employment.” The full text of this new bylaw and others can be found here.
Helping one another
As of Summer 2020, we have allocated $30,000 to the fund. Amounts between $300-$1000 (unless lower amount requested) will be disbursed to up to 60 recipients by July 5th. Since the university has shown they are unwilling to address inequities between GEs, we’re stepping up as a mutual-aid organization to help one another. We would like to especially encourage those barred from seeking summer employment outside of campus to apply here. Applications will be open until June 25 at 11:59pm PT.
Want to contribute to the mutual aid fund?
Visit the GTFF website here to contribute any amount!
Curious about the process?
We are employing a double-anonymized review process, much like what you’d encounter in journal review. The process and amounts disbursed will, in part, be determined by the number of applicants, but principles of equity and mutual aid were employed to develop a transparent decision process.