Policies for General Assembly Elections.

Internal Policy Proposal #1718-08 Policies for General Assembly Elections. The following changes and additions are hereby made to the elections process for the General Assembly: Given the inherent difficulties with casting electronic ballots anonymously and synchronously with a General Assembly meeting, members must be physically present in order to cast a ballot for elected positionsContinue reading “Policies for General Assembly Elections.”

A Resolution Setting Forth Policies on the Election of Representatives.

Resolution 1718-07 A Resolution Setting Forth Policies on the Election of Representatives. To make for better communication between the Representative Assembly, Coordinating Committee, and individual departments and programs, the term of a department representative shall be recognized by the Representative Assembly from August 1st to July 31st, though departments and programs may elect representatives onContinue reading “A Resolution Setting Forth Policies on the Election of Representatives.”

A Policy Establishing Guidelines for Membership Participation in Working Groups and Committees.

Resolution 1718-06 A Policy Establishing Guidelines for Membership Participation in Working Groups and Committees The following shall apply henceforth to the standing orders of the Representative Assembly: Representatives are strongly encouraged to join and participate in working groups and committees, but there is no set requirement for joining them. The Head Representative shall recruit forContinue reading “A Policy Establishing Guidelines for Membership Participation in Working Groups and Committees.”

A Policy Establishing Rules for Observer Status at Representative Assembly Meetings.

Resolution 1718-05 A Policy Establishing Rules for Observer Status at Representative Assembly Meetings. The following rules shall apply to the Representative Assembly meetings: All general assembly members in good standing are granted automatic non-speaking observer status at representative assembly meetings. In keeping with CGW’s commitment to supporting graduate student families, all children and dependents ofContinue reading “A Policy Establishing Rules for Observer Status at Representative Assembly Meetings.”

General Membership Meeting, 2/17/18

CGW will hold a General Membership Meeting on February 17th, 2018, at 10 AM in Swallow Hall 101. The meeting is scheduled to last until 11:30 AM. The agenda can be found here. Of note, at this meeting we have requested that a representative from our attorneys appear to answer questions from our members aboutContinue reading “General Membership Meeting, 2/17/18”

A Resolution for the Local to Sign the “Real Recourse” Petition.

Resolution #1718-04 A Resolution for the Local to Sign the “Real Recourse” Petition. BE IT ENACTED BY THE REPRESENTATIVE ASSEMBLY HERE GATHERED THAT: WHEREAS, A number of the Coalition of Graduate Workers’ fellow graduate employee union locals have created petition demanding university administrations recognize and bargain with their graduate bodies’ elected exclusive representatives; and WHEREAS,Continue reading “A Resolution for the Local to Sign the “Real Recourse” Petition.”

Establishment of Standing Orders for the CGW Representative Assembly

  Internal Policy Proposal #1617-02: Establishment of Standing Orders for the CGW Representative Assembly. The Standing Orders of the Representative Assembly shall proceed according to Modified Consensus, as described below, except where superseded by the Bylaws of the local or or by policy enacted by the Representative Assembly: Consensus shall mean that all are inContinue reading “Establishment of Standing Orders for the CGW Representative Assembly”

CGW PRESS RELEASE ON NLRB DECISION

CGW HAILS LANDMARK NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD RULING, CALLS FOR UNIVERSITY RECOGNITION For immediate release August 23, 2016 Press Contact: Joseph Moore (732) 948-5718 Today the National Labor Relations Board issued a 3-1 decision overturning the partisan Bush-era Brown decision, which stripped graduate student employees at private universities of their right to organize into aContinue reading “CGW PRESS RELEASE ON NLRB DECISION”

CGW STATEMENT ON BUDGET CUTS

On Sunday, the Columbia Tribune published a story regarding two married faculty in the Theater Department who were terminated without notice at the close of the spring semester, in accordance with the administration’s mandate for 5% cutbacks on a College and Division level. In one day, their entire household income was eliminated. It is clearContinue reading “CGW STATEMENT ON BUDGET CUTS”

General Membership Assembly Notice

The Coalition of Graduate Workers will be holding its first General Membership Assembly Meeting on Saturday, May 7th, at 12:00 PM in Tate 102. All graduate student employees are encouraged to attend. Voting is reserved to dues-paying members. Meeting agenda and supplementary materials are linked as follows. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zGCrSErF3EPBJUQhPE2O2WiYXxNtSuL-btsUuV8D2GQ/edit?usp=sharing https://docs.google.com/document/d/14DICABioEvP9TQpaYhDDYWflNeNfo7_kAlQWsXmeJ-g/edit?usp=sharing Regards, Connor Lewis Co-Chair, CGW