The English Department has begun an attempt to secure a living stipend for Teaching Assistants. We are beginning to reach out to other departments, as we feel this is an issue for many TAs that would garner widespread support from graduate students and faculty.
Our hope is that this increase for which we are advocating might eventually apply to TAs within the SUNY system, but we also want to create awareness and support on this campus. We are hoping to bring this issue to the GSEU, but we also understand that stipend levels are different at different universities, and that the floor for TA stipends is quite low generally. Additionally, our GSEU staff here is limited and overworked.
For more information, please view the Petition: https://goo.gl/forms/dotI66OCdXUnoA902