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Dear Fellow Member,

After we bargained for 10 hours on Thursday, NYU refused to continue bargaining with us this weekend before our 4/26 strike deadline. Our next bargaining session is tomorrow, Monday, 4/26 at 3 PM. Since we haven't reached an agreement with NYU before the strike deadline (4/26 at 12 AM), we’re going on strike TOMORROW.

Join us at our in-person picket line in front of Bobst library: 70 Washington Square S, New York, NY 10012, from 10AM to 2PM.

Or join our virtual picket line at topia.io/nyu-virtual-picket/ (find more info along with all the events at https://makingabetternyu.org/virtual-picket/). 

We’ll be out on the picket line every day, Monday through Friday, 10AM to 2PM EDT until we settle a contract.

RSVP for the in-person picket line
Sign up to volunteer on the picket line!
RSVP for the virtual picket-line
Donate to the Solidarity Fund and support striking workers!
*Note: if you already RSVP'd or signed up to volunteer, you should get an email later today with more information from your shift leader. 
Guide for striking workers
1. Do not work! Stop all activity you do for the paid position you hold
  • If you are an adjunct or TA, tell your students about the strike (How to talk to your students about the strike) and stop holding classes, stop grading, stop office hours, and stop emailing students. 

  • If you are an hourly worker you should refuse to work and you should not input hours that you are not working.

  • If you're thinking about talking to your faculty or managers, read this first and check out our email samples.

  • Striking workers are eligible for the strike fund. You must attend the picket line for 10 hours a week to receive strike benefits from the UAW in the event of docked pay. You will sign in and out on the picket line. Register for strike benefits: http://bit.ly/UAWStrikeFundApplication
2.  Sign up for the virtual or in-person picket line and make sure to sign in on the picket in!
  • RSVP for your picket line shift for Week 1 in person or virtualAfter you RSVP, you will receive a confirmation email with a location map. An RSVP will not count toward attendance. You still need to sign in on the virtual or in person picket line with a picket leader or shift leader.

  • Read the strike FAQ

  • If you don’t know who to ask for help, reach out to gsoc@2110uaw.org with your name and department.

  • Come to the picket line and have fun! Withholding our labor and making the strike visible is how we win. 

  • When you arrive, find a picket leader and sign in, and then sign out with a picket leader before you leave. 

  • Volunteer on the picket line! Sign up to be a marshall, picket leader, to help with clean up/set up, and to speak or perform at a rally! After you sign up someone will reach out to you the night before your shift, or reach out to schedule speaking or performing.

Guide for Non-working grad students
 

1. Come to the picket line and sign in! Keep up energy and help us have a strong showing on the picket line. 

  • RSVP for your picket line shift for Week 1 in person or virtual. After you RSVP, you will receive a confirmation email with a location map the night before your shift. 

  • Read the strike FAQ

  • Volunteer on the picket line! Sign up to be a marshall, picket leader, to help with clean up/set up, and to speak or perform at a rally! After you sign up someone will reach out to you the night before your shift, or reach out to schedule speaking or performing. 

2. DO NOT AGREE TO REPLACING STRIKING WORKERS

3. Donate to the solidarity fund to make sure striking workers have some material solidarity! https://opencollective.com/gsoc-uaw-local-2110
 

Guide for supporters not affiliated with NYU

1. Join us on the picket line! 

  • Non-NYU grad workers, NYU undergraduates, and supporters are welcome and encouraged to join us on the picket line. RSVP for in person or virtual picket lines for Week 1. After you RSVP, you will receive a confirmation email with a location map and other relevant info. 

  • Volunteer on the picket line! We welcome supporters and non-NYU affiliated grad workers or students to sign up to be a marshall, picket leader, to help with clean up/set up, and to speak or perform at a rally! After you sign up someone will reach out to you the night before your shift, or reach out to schedule speaking or performing. 


2. Donate to the solidarity fund to make sure striking workers have material solidarity! https://opencollective.com/gsoc-uaw-local-2110

Withholding our labor is our most powerful, and legally protected tool.

It is the best chance we have at gaining better compensation, health care and child care, and protections for international students. Though NYU might retaliate by withholding pay, workers will receive mutual aid funds, and compensation from the UAW strike fund for showing up at in-person and virtual picket lines. Finally, if you are an international worker, remember that you have the same rights as US citizens to participate in union activity, including striking. It is illegal for NYU to retaliate against you for protected union activity.

Brush up on our contract proposals by reading the quick explainers on our website.

Got more questions? Reach out to your steward.

Remember that faculty and managers are not allowed to: 

  • Ask if you plan to strike
  • Ask if you plan to teach your assigned class
  • Ask members about strike activities, level of support, or how long the strike might last.
  • Discuss, threaten, or carry out retaliation against strikers or potential strikers
  • Make promises, offer inducement, or exert pressure to persuade a GSOC member not to strike
  • Discuss or participate in creating in any group opposed to the strike or strikers.
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