Our Impact

Graduate student workers are helping lead the movement to change higher education. Already, 54,000 faculty and graduate student workers on 60 campuses have joined the Faculty Forward movement and formed unions.

We have won small things like gym access and bigger battles like an end to multi-thousand dollar continuation fees. We’ve improved our working conditions and wages, spoke out for debt-free college for all, won commitments from candidates to support smart higher education policies, fought national legislation that would hurt graduate students workers and been part of the fight to pass legislation that ensures part-time faculty makes wages on par with their full-time counterparts. You can see the impact of our movement in greater detail here.

How It Works
Are you interested in uniting with your colleagues and forming a union? Here’s how you can get started.

  1. Find out more. Read our FAQ.
  2. Reach out to us.
  3. Connect with your coworkers and sign up members.
  4. File for an election.
  5. Vote.
  6. Negotiate your first contract.

Our Recent Victories

See all our victories