VICTORY: MSU Grad Students Settle Wage Dispute
Graduate students who worked as teaching assistants over the summer of 2013 at Michigan State University were unfairly docked pay when the school changed its policy on compensation for summer work. In total, 345 teaching assistants at MSU lost out on $115,000 that the university had previously agreed to pay. That’s why the Graduate Employees Union started a MoveOn Petition to the university, demanding fair compensation. After the GEU gathered more than 600 signatures and organized a rally on campus, Michigan State administrators finally settled the months-long dispute by paying the students more than $100,000 in back wages.