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  • July 11, 2024 negotiations update

    The university and the union reached a tentative agreement on Inclusive Work Environment. The university also received the union’s extensive economic proposals.

    July 12, 2024

  • June 26, 2024 negotiations update

    At the June 26 bargaining session, the university and the union made progress on non-economic matters and reached one tentative agreement.

    June 27, 2024

  • June 11, 2024 negotiations update

    The university and the union have reached tentative agreements regarding a number of non-economic matters. The university looks forward to receiving the union’s economic proposals.

    June 13, 2024

  • April 2 and 12, 2024 negotiations update

    The university and union continued to exchange numerous counterproposals on non-economic matters and reached a tentative agreement regarding grievance procedure.

    April 16, 2024

  • March 19 and 22, 2024 negotiations update

    The university and union held two bargaining sessions the week of March 18, with numerous counterproposals shared as we work towards a first collective bargaining agreement.

    March 25, 2024

  • March 8, 2024 negotiations update

    At the March 8 bargaining session, the university engaged in productive discussions with the union regarding pending non-economic proposals.

    March 11, 2024

  • February 29, 2024 negotiations update

    At the February 29 bargaining session, the university and union progressed discussions and reached a tentative agreement on a contract proposal regarding appointment postings.

    March 01, 2024

  • February 2, 2024 negotiations update

    At the February 2 bargaining session, the university detailed the comprehensive health and safety initiatives and protocols in place to protect graduate workers.

    February 05, 2024

  • December 14, 2023 negotiations update

    At the Dec. 14 bargaining session, the university presented proposals on a number of topics, including nondiscrimination, bargaining unit, and union dues and fees.

    December 14, 2023

  • Beginning of negotiations

    The collective bargaining process between UE Local 1043-SGWU and Stanford University began on November 3, 2023.

    November 09, 2023

  • Graduate student union election scheduled

    The National Labor Relations Board has scheduled an election for graduate students to vote on whether they wish to be represented by the Stanford Graduate Workers Union.

    May 18, 2023

  • Notice of petition

    The National Labor Relations Board notice of a petition for an election. (PDF)

    May 02, 2023

  • Message from the president and provost

    In a letter to the campus community, President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Persis Drell address the launch of a unionization campaign by the Stanford Graduate Workers Union.

    April 07, 2023