ABOUT the coalition of graduate employee unions

The Coalition of Graduate Employee Unions consists of labor unions and organizing drives in the United States and Canada that represent graduate and undergraduate students employed as teachers, tutors, researchers, and administrative staff. Founded in 1992, CGEU hosts an annual conference, alternating between locations in Canada and the United States, that brings together graduate employees, students and academic workers to discuss organizing, solidarity-efforts and pointed issues related to social movement building, the politics of bargaining, and broader political engagement. 

The 2019 CGEU Conference: Building Solidarity Across Movements is hosted by student and labour activists from CUPE Local 3902 and the Flying Squad (at the University of Toronto), CUPE 3903 (York University) and the Ontario Public Interest Research Group.
The 2019 iteration of CGEU focuses on building solidarity between students, academic workers and grassroots movements for social, political and economic justice.

This year we are organizing a program highlighting skills-building tools for bargaining and various forms of direct action, undergraduate organizing and calls to action for graduate employees, grassroots movements such as $15 and Fairness, #BlackLivesMatter, struggles for migrant justice and more! We're interested in how our investment in resisting the corporate university can work collaboratively alongside student and community efforts. 

Our call for submissions is open until May 31st, 2019. We are looking for panels, keynotes, workshops and creative performances that build on our vision for CGEU 2019 and emphasize skills-building and knowledge sharing through critical reflection of our movement. 

Our call for submissions ends May 31st:

You do not need to submit a proposal to register! Registration coming soon!

The CGEU 2019 program will be announced in late June!
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