Sudden Changes to Healthcare Costs
Last month, without any warning, prescription and dependent health insurance costs increased for many students by up to several hundreds of dollars for the year. These changes have hit student budgets hard at the start of a new school year. Last week, we sent the Deans this letter expressing our concerns over these sudden and expensive changes.
September 6 and 13 – International Scholars’ Working Group: Join us at 6 pm in William James Hall 601 on 9/6 and at 6pm in TMEC 334 on 9/13 to build solidarity with our international and immigrant community. Rooms to be confirmed. Join our facebook group to stay updated.
September 7 – Semester Kickoff Social Hour: Join us at 6pm in Hoffman Faculty Lounge (20 Oxford St, 4th floor) to receive updates on unionization efforts, meet your local organizers, and build community. RSVP here.
- September 12 – Information Session for Female International Students: Come to meet other female international graduate students and postdocs and hear about their experience adjusting to the culture and academic life in the United States. Please share this event with incoming students in your departments and RSVP here.
An Organizer’s Bio: Why I support my union, HGSU-UAW!
Getting in Touch and Getting Involved
Labor in the News
Former Harvard President, Larry Summers, makes a case for unions here: “They win higher wages, better working conditions and more protection from unjust employer treatment for their members. More broadly they provide crucial support in the political process for broad measures such as Social Security and Medicare, which benefit members and non-members alike.”
- Boston College student workers vote for their union next week on September 12 and 13 to join the UAW community, and University of Chicago student workers will vote on October 17 and 18 to win union representation.
- On August 2, one of Trump’s two nominees to the NLRB, Marvin Kaplan, was confirmed by the Senate. They are expected to vote on the second nominee, William Emmanuel, after their August recess.