FAQ (常见问题)

FAQ:

常见问题:

Are other private universities trying to Unionize?

美国其他的私立学校也在尝试成立工会吗?

Yes! Graduate students are forming unions at Yale, Cornell, University of Chicago and other campuses this year. Harvard and Columbia have already held their elections!

没错!今年,耶鲁大学、康奈尔大学以及芝加哥大学的研究生也在筹备成立工会的事宜,哈佛大学和哥伦比亚大学已经举行了研究生工会的选举活动。

Why have I received emails with different information about DGSU?

为什么我有收到一些不一样的关于DGSU的信息?

You have probably received emails from President Brodhead and Dean McClain stating that unionization may not be good for students or the university.  Authority figures often provide selected information that favors their desires and goals, but may not be in your best interest. It is very interesting that the complaints made about DGSU are the same complaints made about pro-union people at Harvard and Columbia. Did you know that both Columbia and Duke are using the same law firm to fight unionization?

你很有可能收到过来自校长和教务的信件,他们认为成立研究生工会对学校和学生都不是一件好事。学校管理层为了自己的利益通常会断章取义,这些片段截取式的信息并不能代表最真实的情况。滑稽的是,这些关于工会负面信息与哈佛和哥大校方发出来的如出一辙。或许你更需要知道的是哥大和杜克雇佣了同一家律所来阻止研究生工会的成立。

There is published research that discusses the unionization of graduate students. Additionally, we have explained why unionization is good for students and answered many questions at dukegradunion.org.  We encourage you to read published research, attend the information session, and ask questions of students who are in favor of the union.

这里我们给大家展示一份已经发表的关于研究生工会组织的研究。同样,我们在DGSU的官方网站(dukegradunion.org)上也解释了成立研究生工会的好处以及其他相关问题。我们鼓励大家阅读相关研究,参加宣讲会,或是向周围支持工会的同学咨询。

Who will run the Duke Graduate Student Union? What is SEIU?

谁负责整个杜克研究生工会的运作?什么是SEIU?

DGSU will be run by graduate students. Graduate students will decide the contents of the contract and will negotiate the contract with the university administration. SEIU is a national organization that helps form and run unions across the world. Graduate students chose SEIU to help us because they helped the non-tenured faculty union at Duke and are committed to unionization attempts in the south. SEIU will provide us the needed capabilities and experience to negotiate a contract with Duke’s administration.

杜克大学的研究生将会负责DGSU的具体运作。我们会首先就合同的内容达成协议,再与学校管理层进行谈判。SEIU则是一个在全世界范围内为工会提供支持和帮助的全国性组织。鉴于他们已经帮助过杜克的非终身教职工会,并且正在推动美国南部的工会建设,所以我们选择SEIU来帮助我们建设发展属于我们自己的DGSU。我们有理由相信,SEIU将会为我们提供足够的能力和经验去跟学校管理层进行合同谈判。

Will the graduate student union replace student organizations like GPSC or JOYTI or DCSSA?

DGSU会取代现有的学生组织例如GPSC,JOYTI还有DCSSA吗?

No! Since these organizations do not negotiate our salary, workplace protections, and benefits, the union will have a completely different function. DGSU can collaborate with these organizations by elevating common concerns with university officials at the bargaining table.

绝对不会。研究生工会的功能与这些学生组织大相径庭。比如说,这些学生组织并不能为了我们的工资、工作场所的合理保护和应得的利益去跟学校进行谈判。但是,研究生工会会积极推进与这些学生组织的合作,以便在未来的谈判桌上让学校官方对我们有足够的重视。

Why bother to form union if we already have a lot of communication channels on campus?

既然我们在学校已经有很多沟通的渠道了,为什么还要成立这个工会呢?

The administration is not obligated to bargain with student organizations like GPSC or DCSSA, and has ignored many of their requests. Student groups are also reliant on funding from the school, making it difficult to raise certain issues. Our union would be funded and operated independently from the school, and granted federally-protected rights to negotiate with the administration over employment conditions. With this independence and power, our union has the ability to create better living conditions for graduate students.

学校管理层并没有义务去听取GPSC、DCSSA等学生组织诉求。而且,这些学生组织的运作依赖于学校的资金支持,这加大了他们要求学校做出种种改变的难度。与此不同的是,我们的工会将是一个经济独立并且受到联邦法律保护的组织。有了这样的独立性和受法律保护的权利,我们有足够的能力去跟学校谈判,为全体研究生创造更加便利和优质的工作及生活条件。

What is the cost of forming a union, do I have to pay money?

成立工会的费用是多少?我也需要交钱吗?

To form a union has costs associated with negotiating a contract and supporting graduate students who need help. This cost is normally paid for by workers monthly as dues. If the union is able to negotiate a salary increase, dental insurance, or other benefits, hopefully you will want to support the union so that it can keep working for all of us. You will not be asked to pay any dues until a contract has been negotiated.

成立工会的费用与合同谈判和帮助需要帮助的研究生的成本有关。这笔费用通常来自于工会的学生在每月支付的会费。我们相信如果工会能够与学校谈判,为大家增加工资,争取到牙科保险或者其他的福利,大家一定会支持工会的,有了这样的支持工会才能继续为大家提供更好的服务。在合同结果最终谈判下来之前,我们不会要求你缴纳任何工会会费。

Can the school punish me if I am in support of the union?

杜克大学会因为我支持工会而对我进行处罚吗?

 NO! The right to engage in union activity and collective bargaining is protected under federal law. It is unlawful for any university agent to intimidate or threaten student employees for supporting the union, interrogate students about union sentiments, engage in surveillance of union activity, or in any way interfere or restrain student employees in their right to organize. If you feel that anyone is intimidating you for talking about or supporting the union please immediately contact us at dukegradunion@gmail.com or you can contact the NLRB.

绝对不会!联邦法律保护公民以及持有签证的合法外来者参与工会活动以及集体谈判的权利。任何学校工作人员恐吓或威胁支持工会的学生员工、就工会的立场审问学生、监视你参与工会活动或者以任何方式干扰或约束学生员工行使其结社权的行为都是违法的。如果你因为谈论或者支持工会而受到恐吓,请立即通过dukegradunion@gmail.com与我们联系,也可以联系NLRB寻求帮助。