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.

(The current contract is 2014-2018 and expires at the end of the 2017-18 academic year.) However, TUGSA survives on members electing to pay monthly dues (1.65% of stipend pay; $35-$40 monthly). SO PLEASE JOIN TODAY!

Paying your dues is not just a membership right, it’s a responsibility! If TUGSA is able to get 70% of the bargaining unit to join the union, we can institute a fair share policy. Help us help you.

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