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Unionization Town Hall Meeting

UChicago Graduate Council

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (CDT)

Unionization Town Hall Meeting

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Master's student Ended Free  
Doctoral student Ended Free  
Professional student Ended Free  

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Have questions about graduate student unionization?  Interested in hearing more or getting a different perspective?  Join Graduate Council for a town hall to hear from a spectrum of informed voices about graduate student unionization at the University of Chicago.  The event is free and we encourage all graduate students who are interested to attend!

Pizza will be served.

We also encourage you to submit your questions in advance to the town hall here.  Questions will also be taken live from the floor. 



  • Due to limits on food and space, we require that students register for the event.
  • Please submit questions for the panel here.


Graduate Council’s Stance on Unionization:

Graduate Council passed a resolution of neutrality on the topic of graduate student unionization in the Fall; the full text can be read here in exhibit 3.  In summary, we believe that student government’s role should be that of neutral educators.  The biggest service we believe we can provide to students is to give them access to informed perspectives from both sides of the argument.  This town hall is organized in that spirit, and encourages students to arrive at their own conclusions through critical thinking and discourse.


Town Hall Panel (Confirmed Speakers):

Clifford Ando, PhD

Professor of Classics, History and Law at the University of Chicago


John Mark Hansen, PhD

Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago


Jake Rubinstein, Esq.

Executive Director of Employee/Labor Relations at the University of Chicago



Event Moderator:

Max Freedman

SG Parliamentarian & Chairman of Elections & Rules Committee at the University of Chicago 


**We have received inquiries about the inclusion of Graduate Students United in this event.  They were invited but have decided to decline the opportunity to participate.  If you have questions about that decision, please contact GSU directly.**

Have questions about Unionization Town Hall Meeting? Contact UChicago Graduate Council

When & Where

Kent Hall, Room 107
1020 E. 58th St.
Chicago, IL 60637

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (CDT)

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UChicago Graduate Council

Graduate Council is the representative student government for graduate students at the University of Chicago. Our goal is to help provide the resources, community building, and infrastructure to improve graduate community life on campus. 

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