Vanderbilt Graduate Workers United

when we fight, we win

About VGWU

Vanderbilt Graduate Workers United (VGWU) is an independent organization dedicated to forming a labor union for graduate workers at Vanderbilt University. Our mission is to build a union that includes all Vanderbilt graduate workers, whether you work in STEM, humanities, Peabody, or social sciences. We seek a binding employment contract with our administration that addresses our economic, professional, and communal needs and acknowledges our contributions as laboratory workers, research assistants, teaching assistants, instructors of record, and professional scholars.


space


We are available to meet with your department’s graduate student association or your professional or social organization to talk about our campaign to win a union and a contract.

space


Want to get involved? Click HERE to JOIN US! You can also write to us directly at vandygraduateworkers@gmail.com to request a meeting, ask a question, share a concern, or tell your story.

space


Want to donate to VGWU? Click below to make your donation today!


space


Image

Get Involved

Support GWU Today!

If you're ready to support GWU's mission, click HERE to fill out a membership card and join our cause!

Image

FAQs

Got questions about GWU?

Learn more about unions, myths told by the administration, and GWU's stance on various issues at VU.

Image

Solidarity

What We're Fighting For

Most Recent: COVID-19 Vaccine Petition

Image

Follow us on Twitter at @VandyGradUnion

Twitter Page
Image

Follow us on Instagram at @vandygradunion

Instagram Page
Image

Subscribe to our newsletter for updates!

Subscribe
Image

History of our Organization

Since 2016, Vanderbilt Graduate Workers United has been campaigning for better working conditions, fair pay, and fair treatment of our graduate student workers. We have partnered with other VU organizations as well and are fostering relationships with outside organizations that share our values.
To learn more about our history, visit our timeline!