A leader in the national academic labor movement, we’ve worked for over 25 years to represent and promote the interests of graduate employees at Yale. In that time, we have won significant improvements to our pay and benefits that help make graduate study at Yale more accessible. We’ve demonstrated public majorities of support across the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences multiple times, held a variety of major actions, and won departmental NLRB elections. Though the Yale administration has made it clear that they would rather deny the democratic rights of graduate students, we believe that a union contract is essential to building a more just, equitable, and transparent university. As we continue to seek recognition as a union, alongside graduate employees at dozens of other universities, we organize to improve working conditions and benefits for graduate students and to strengthen our collective power in today’s changing academy.
Our international union UNITE HERE represents thousands of clerical, technical, facilities, and cafeteria employees at Yale as well as hospitality and food service workers across the United States and Canada. We’re proud to work alongside union and community allies to hold Yale accountable for its investment practices and role as one of the largest employers in New Haven.