A photo of many Stanford workers, joining together to form a union.

Welcome back, new and returning students!

Graduate workers overwhelmingly voted YES to our union in July. We elected our Bargaining Committee in August, and the Bargaining Committee is currently hard at work on our first contract.

Recent Updates

  • In our most recent election we ratified the Bargaining Economics Platform
  • February 20, 2024 - We filed our first Unfair Labor Practice charges against Stanford for illegally blocking union messages from some departments’ “student chat” mailing lists.
  • Sign the Fellows Inclusion Petition to demand Stanford include fellows as part of our union bargaining-unit!
  • Become a member by signing a union card. This will get you on all the right communication lists and will grant you eligibility to vote and contribute to union matters. All graduate workers, including fellows, are eligible for full membership.
  • Attend SGWU orientation events and area meetings and get to know your department organizers, Area Chairs, and Bargaining Committee members.
  • Attend the weekly Contract Action Team (CAT) meetings on Thursdays at 6 pm (check our calendar).

We need your support!

Here are some FAQs.

Become a member by signing a union card. This will get you on all the right communication lists and will grant you eligibility to vote and contribute to union matters, including contributing and ratifying the union platform at our first General Membership Meeting later in Autumn. All graduate workers, including fellows, are eligible for full membership.

Welcome to the official website of the Stanford Graduate Workers Union (SGWU). Stanford works because we do. Learn more about our platform, why we need a union, and find the union representative for your department who you can contact to learn more.