Welcome to the Temple University Graduate Student Association!

The Temple University Graduate Students’ Association (TUGSA) is the first and only recognized graduate student employee union in the state of Pennsylvania (AFT Local #6290). In affiliation with the American Federation of Teachers and the AFL-CIO, we work to effect real changes in our jobs, lives, and university.

TUGSA is responsible for negotiating the graduate student contract for ANY and ALL graduate students with some form of assistantship.

We made a lot of wins negotiating the 2018-2022 contract, but more power is needed to ensure we are able to continue making progress for our members in the future. TUGSA survives on, and gains power by, members electing to pay monthly dues (1.65% of stipend pay; $35-$40 monthly).  JOIN TODAY.

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