We are a union of graduate student workers fighting for a better workplace. EmoryUnite! formed as a voluntary-join union in 2016, following the National Labor Relations Board’s ruling that graduate students qualify as university employees and therefore have a right to unionize. Since then, we have advocated for better benefits, including improved parental benefits, better stipends, and better overall working conditions. However, our ability to have a voice in our university has been limited given that we are a voluntary-join union, which does not have legal bargaining power. On August 25th, 2022, we announced that we are beginning a card drive, the first step toward official union recognition from Emory.

In this unionization process, we as graduate workers have chosen to collaborate with SEIU (Service Employees International Union).

For an overview of the entire unionization process, see our Campaign page.