- Coalition of graduate students working as teachers or staff

CGEU: Coalition of Graduate Employee Locals

The Coalition of Graduate Employee Unions formed in 1992 to support the organization of new graduate employee unions; to strengthen established unions; and to provide a forum for graduate employee unionists to meet, share information and work together toward common goals. The coalition holds an annual conference featuring workshops on organizing, leadership development, negotiation strategies, and member mobilization. Each year, the conference is hosted by a different union; here are the locations and hosting unions (and international union affilations) of the past ten conferences.

The Coalition is unusual in that it brings together unions which are affiliated with a number of different international unions, AFL-CIO affiliates as well as independent unions. The Coalition has no formal structure -- no constitution, by-laws, or officers.

The following articles from The Chronicle of Higher Education report on the Coalition's 1997 National Day of Action and give an overview of a recent conference.

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Annual Conference

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CoalitionofGraduate Employee Organizations
Detroit MI
United States 48207

Additional Information

Hi CGEUers,

I’ve just finished updating our website with information about and travel tips for the 16th CGEU conference the Graduate Employee Organization/UAW Local 2322 will be hosting August 10-11th at UMass Amherst in Amherst, MA

There’s a link at the top of our home page at and the direct link to the conference information is:

You can print off a conference registration form at the above webpage. The conference registration fee is $45 per person.

Please know that we welcome your proposals for presentations. Please email me at with your ideas for a panel presentation, workshop or discussion by Thurday, July 19th at the latest. Though the conference description posted so far is quite brief we do have more workshop and presentation ideas in the works and hope you do too.

In order to discuss the conference program and answer any questions you may have we will be hosting a conference call this coming Monday, June 25th at 7 p.m. EST

Everyone can call the conference call toll-free from any phone by calling 1-866-414-2828, then when prompted enter the following password: 632441



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