This August, TSSU will send delegates to the annual conferences of the Coalition of Contingent Academic Labor (COCAL) in San Jose, CA from August 3 – 5, and the Coalition of Graduate Employee Unions (CGEU) in New York City from August 16 – 19. At the conferences, delegates will participate in workshops and discussions with members from other graduate employee and precarious academic labour unions, learn about working conditions at other colleges and universities, and gain and develop new strategies for building workers’ power on-campus and off.

We are looking for self-nominations of TSSU members who wish to attend either conference. At the March 22, 2018 General Membership Meeting, members voted to cover attendees’ transportation, accommodation, and per diem costs through the TSSU annual budget, so no member should feel unable to apply for financial reason.

Applications should be one to two paragraphs in length, and include the following:

  • Your role(s) in TSSU
  • Why you want to attend
  • How you will apply the conference experience to your TSSU activism

The deadline for nominations is Friday, May 25th at 12:00 noon.

Please submit all self-nominations by email to