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How do I join the union?

You can join CGW through our state affiliate, the Missouri National Education Association, here. Be sure to select “UNIVERSITY OF MO – COALITION OF GRADUATE WORKERS” when asked for your local. (Also be sure to put a phone number down for both home and work, even if it’s the same number.)

Membership in CGW is open to all graduate student employees of the University of Missouri – Columbia.

How else can I support CGW?

1) Wear red every week for #RedWednesday! Ever since the first Rally for Graduate Rights in 2015, red has been the color of our movement. It started out just standing for grads, but since then, our red shirts have come to stand for public education, employee protections, and support for vulnerable populations. Need a red t-shirt? Let us know and we’ll send you one!

2) Follow us on social media! Our Facebook and Twitter provide important updates (and snarky commentary) on the state of our union, our university, and our state politics that will keep you informed. If you’re a graduate student, join the Forum on Graduate Rights forum for discussion of issues specific to graduate students at MU.

3) Attend our events! Every Fall semester CGW holds the Rally for Graduate Rights in Traditions Plaza to welcome our members and allies back to campus and introduce new graduate workers to the union. Every May we hold the May Day Picnic in Peace Park to celebrate International Workers Day. We also run many other events throughout the year – check our Facebook for the most up-to-date details.