\*\*UPDATE APRIL 2021: Grads in the Faculty of Environment (EGSA) and Recreation & Leisure Studies (GARLS) add their voices in support of the growing movement to improve working conditions at UW by forming a union.\*\* Campus organizations continue to pass resolutions to endorse the grassroots campaign to unionize graduate student and sessional workers at the University of Waterloo. Read on to learn more about who has supported us and how we're teaming up to spread the word across campus!
*Guest post from our friends at **Migrant Students United**, inviting current and former international students to contribute your opinion on the next stage of their work:*
"Migrant students & workers! FILL OUT THIS 2 MINUTE SURVEY and help shape collective priorities for change in our work ahead! We won changes to permit and immigration rules, now we’re deciding what to do next. Have your say!"
Thousands of migrant student workers face deportation if work permits are not made renewable immediately. **Tomorrow, Nov. 24, 2020,** students from Migrant Students United are holding a Day of Action to demand: *renewable work permits, real access to PR, lower tuition & universal services, all work to be valued, family unity, and status for all*. Actions include a petition, rally (Covid-safe), calling the Immigration Minister, and a TweetStorm. Grassroots student organizers of OrganizeUW stand in solidarity with the students of MSU. Please consider taking action to support international and migrant students, who are a vital part of our community at UW and in Canada as a whole.
Sara, a student organizer, was recently interviewed by Ariel Deutschmann from KitchenerToday.com, for her article ["Graduate students from UW plan to unionize"](https://www.kitchenertoday.com/local-news/graduate-students-from-uw-plan-to-unionize-2693305). They chatted about digital organizing during a pandemic, our goal to improve working and learning conditions at UW, and how unionization works. This blog post not only includes some snippets from the full KT article, but also has the latest updates from the drive, some thoughts on being an organizer, and a preview of what's to come in the Fall semester.
Late last month we told you about an important vote coming up on July 24th at the UW-GSA Council. Well, the results are in! Council voted in favour of the GSA supporting student-led unionization efforts. Read on to find out more!
Organize uWaterloo says thank you to Local 902 of PSAC, who represent graduate TAs at WLU, for your show of solidarity - you helped inspire us!