To: University of Illinois at Chicago Administration

Protect Graduate Employees at UIC

We are requesting that the administration guarantees worker protections for graduate employees with mental health issues, arrest records, those who are transitioning at work, those who are nursing/need access to lactation rooms, etc. We believe these are fundamental protections that can help ensure the health and well-being of graduate employees at UIC.

To date, the admin has REJECTED our non-discrimination proposal without providing a counter-proposal. We find this unacceptable.

Why is this important?

Protections for graduate employees are vital to their success, as well as the success of the university. We know that students who do not feel safe or protected may not reach their full potential or may leave due to the fear of persecution. If the UIC administration cares about its graduate employees then they should have no issue agreeing to write these protections into our collective bargaining agreement (the contract) as this will give graduate employees the strongest protections and set them up to succeed academically, professionally, and personally.

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Reasons for signing

  • No one can be left as anyone can be affected, maybe not now but one day by the same discrimination.
  • I've signed the petition to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to work was graduate employees at UIC, no matter who you are or where you come from or your background.
  • We as graduate students must support each other while having the support of the university. I believe this proposal is one step toward addressing common graduate student issues that I hope will soon be resolved.

Updates

2018-06-21 22:28:50 -0400

100 signatures reached

2018-06-18 11:14:25 -0400

50 signatures reached

2018-06-16 21:08:33 -0400

25 signatures reached

2018-06-15 15:03:47 -0400

10 signatures reached