Graduate Student Employees Union negotiates two percent pay increase

The Graduate Student Employees Union (GSEU) negotiated a two percent increase in pay for all UB graduate employees in the GSEU, according to an email UB Human Resources sent Wednesday afternoon. The increases will be processed starting with paychecks dated Nov. 1, 2017. Minimum salaries for GSEU employees on full assistantships have been increased to $9,673 for the 2016 to 2017 academic year and $9,764 for the 2017 to 2018 academic year.

GSEU is a collective bargaining unit for all TAs and GAs employed by SUNY institutions. GSEU officers negotiate and enforce labor contracts with the State of New York, protect the rights of GAs and TAs and fight for better graduate student working conditions, according to GSEU’s website. All SUNY TAs and GAs are part of GSEU. A part of their income is used to pay union dues. 

This is a developing story.