CGE Proposals

Our union has submitted the following thirteen (13) bargaining proposals on October 24 and November 5, 2019.

  • Strengthens the integrity of our Bargaining Unit (BU).
  • Provides more release time for union members to conduct union business.
  • Increases our orientation time for new employees from 15 minutes to 90 minutes.
  • Requires prominent and accessible use of bulletin board space for union materials and announcements.
  • Provides CGE access to space on campus for activities and events.
  • Guarantees more timely and accurate directory information of all our graduate employees.
  • Guarantees priority funding go to returning graduate employees.
  • Mandates timely notification of appointments with no less than 30 days notice.
  • 12-month contracts become the new standard instead of 9-month contracts.
  • Provides CGE with advance copies of OSU templates for offer letters to ensure information is accurate.
  • Timely notice of work assignments no less than 30 days prior to start of work.
  • Guarantees 15 days of vacation time per academic year.
  • 6% pay increases for all and living wage for lowest earners.
  • Child care costs reimbursements and scholarships.
  • Classroom cap sizes.
  • Contributions to our CGE Hardship Fund.
  • Royalties for developing eCampus course curriculum.
  • Tuition waivers covered by central OSU instead of individual colleges.
  • 100% fee remittance.
  • Full reimbursements for SEVIS/Visa fees.
  • DACA renewal reimbursements.
  • Reducing minimum enrollment from 12 credits to 6 credits.
  • No enrollment requirement during summer session.
  • Creates a Summer Savings Fund where graduate employees without appointments over the Summer Session can access up to $4,050 in grants to help cover costs of living.
  • Obligates OSU and employing units to assisting in locating summer funding opportunities and support.
  • Provides opportunities for graduate employees to receive concrete feedback on their work performance.
  • Affords graduate employees ability to evaluate the performance of their supervisors/department.
  • Provides $50 reimbursement for graduate employees who park on campus.
  • Expands number of ADA parking spaces to no less than 8% of all parking spaces.
  • Expands operating hours of Beaver Bus shuttle from 7:00am to 10:00pm, and expands routes to include portions of campus not currently covered.
  • Creates a one-time reimbursement of $400 for graduate employees who purchase a bicycle for transportation use.
  • Creates a low-carbon impact incentive program for graduate employees that reimburses $60 a month for costs of low-carbon modes of transportation.
  • Insurance start date on September 1 of academic year.
  • 100% coverage.
  • More decision-making input on health insurance administration.
  • Paid training for teaching and research development organized and run by CGE.
  • Mandatory training for supervisors on our contract.
  • Mandatory anti-oppression trainings informed by a Transformative Justice framework for all supervisors.
  • $300 a month housing stipend.
  • Reimbursements for moving costs.
  • Deferral of first month’s payment on university housing after first full paycheck.
  • Elimination of deposits for university housing.
  • Creation of joint committee with OSU and CGE to implement affordable housing plans.
  • Six months paid paternity leave.
  • Expansion of hours and availability for child care drop-in centers on campus.

OSU Proposals

OSU management has so far submitted only one proposal on November 5, 2019.

  • OSU is proposing a monthly meeting of up to five (5) representatives from the University and CGE to discuss matters of contract implementation. The changes proposed do not amount to a significant change from the existing contract on monthly consultations.