On Friday, March 6th (not Monday the 9th) at 1 PM, CGE and GTFF members, among others, will be testifying in front of the Oregon House Education Committee about the effects of fees on the lives of graduate employees.  Anyone who wants to join us is welcome.  Please contact CGE at organizer@cge6069.org or 541-757-7141 if you are interested in participating or have questions.

This is part of our effort to pass HB2508, a bill that would eliminate fees for all graduate employees in the entire Oregon University System.  The full text of HB2508 can be found here.

AFT-OR will also be holding a Lobby Day the morning of Monday, March 9th.  If you are interested in speaking to your state legislators about issues that are important to you, you can find out more and register to participate here or contact us.

3 Thoughts on “Graduate Employees Invited to Testify on Fees”

  • I was able to listen to part of the hearing today using the online streaming. You guys did wonderful. Your messages were clear, and the committee members seemed to be sincerely interested. Thanks for taking the time to go talk for the entire union.

  • I don’t normally leave comments on here, since I work for CGE, but I feel compelled to chime in on this one. I agree with Jay: The grads who testified were very impressive.

    Also, I think you succeeded in making the committee aware of the urgency of the problem of fees. We can’t ask for more than that, especially given the economic climate.

    Good job, everyone!

  • I just wanted to say that having listened to the excellent HB2508 testimonies by OSU (and UO) graduate students, I think you did a terrific job and most certainly have made an important difference in the minds of the House committee. I am proud of each of you and am thankful for your hard work on our behalf!

    As Committee Chair Rep. Gelser said herself, “you were very impressive!”

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