“We, the members of the Temple University Graduate Students’ Association (TUGSA/AFT/AFL-CIO), are committed to the principles of democracy, fair employee-employer relations, and social justice on campus and beyond. Thus, as graduate employees at Temple University, we claim our right to participate in making decisions that affect our lives and communities, and therefore exercise our right to collective bargaining. The union and concerted action of graduate employees shall generate due respect for our labor and, moreover, ensure better working conditions for all of us. Establishing a collective bargaining relationship with the union will enable the University to realize its historic mission as a public institution to provide a high quality education to the City of Philadelphia’s diverse constituencies. We shall do everything in our power to realize this vision and stand in solidarity with all parties who are similarly committed.”
So opens the TUGSA Constitution. See the document for details on membership, Executive Board responsibilities, elections and voting, and more.