This spring, nearly half our membership stepped up and took our 2014 Membership Survey. Thank you! We heard you loud and clear, and we’ll be taking a renewed sense of purpose, inspired by your experiences, to the negotiating table this summer. Our bargaining priorities — earning a living wage, securing better health coverage (hello vision and dental!), working towards guaranteed funding and preventing assistant exploitation — were deeply informed by your feedback.
The most powerful information we can leverage is the personal experience of our membership. We want to know more about how the issues we’re fighting to improve in our next contract have affected you. Do you struggle to pay your bills every month? Has graduate school put you debt? Did you have to reach deep into your pockets to cover basic medical needs? Have you lost your funding or had it threatened? Are you working many more hours than you are being paid for?
We’re not rabble rousing — we live with these problems, too. It’s time to do something about them.
Let us know how these issues are affecting you. We’ll take your (anonymous!) stories with us to the table.
Lastly, if you’re as fired up about these issues as we are, it’s not too late to get involved in the negotiations process!