Your grad assistants union @ URI

Hey GAU members,

Welcome to the newly designed webpage for Graduate Assistants United! Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete our contract negotiations survey. We hear you loud and clear. Securing competitive wages, reducing student fees, improving health insurance, working towards guaranteed funding, and many other issues you have brought to our attention will be explored as we prepare to enter into contract negotiations. If any of these issues have affected your life as a graduate assistant, please tell us your story. If you are interested in getting involved with the GAU or have questions regarding your assistantship, feel free to send us an email at

In solidarity,

Melissa Burger
GAU President-elect

Become a Member
Becoming a member of the GAU is simple. Just print out a Membership Card, fill it out (don’t forget to sign and date) and send it to 307 Roosevelt Hall via interoffice mail, carrier pigeon, or — better yet — stop by and pay us a visit.
Share Your Story
Nearly half of you stepped up and took our survey this spring. Thank you!  We want to know more about how these issues have affected you as a graduate assistant.
Get Involved
The GAU has a stronger voice with more actively participating members. Get involved today by attending the next meeting, helping on a committee, or serving in a leadership role. Contact us or click here to learn more about becoming an active member.

Latest News (Read More)

27 August

New GAs: Welcome to URI!

Welcome to URI, grad assistants! The beginning of the academic year is a crazy time, especially if you are starting a new job as a graduate assistant. Undoubtedly, you already have questions. When am I going to get paid? What does my health insurance cover? Will I have this job next year? Maybe you’ve heard we are negotiating a contract and you want to know what that means for you. Maybe you were a GA last year and you still have questions, or a thing or two to say about what should go in this new contract.

All GAs, old and new, are invited to attend our grad assistant specific re-orientation on September 5, at 5pm in Edwards Auditorium. We will have speakers! We will have food! We will have answers to your many questions! Put it in your schedule!


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Calendar of Events (Available via XML, iCal, or HTML)

«  September  2014  
Events on September 3, 2014
  • Executive Board Meeting
    Starts: 11:00 am
    Ends: September 3, 2014 - 12:50 pm
Events on September 5, 2014
  • Graduate Assistants United Re-Orientation
    Starts: 5:00 pm
    Ends: September 5, 2014 - 6:50 pm
    Location: Edwards Auditorium
Events on September 8, 2014
  • Negotiating Team Meeting
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: September 8, 2014 - 2:50 pm