I’m writing on behalf of the UB Living Stipend Movement to encourage you to support the UB Petition for a TA Living Stipend, which you can read and sign by following this link. By signing this petition, you join us in affirming that the current minimum stipends for Teaching Assistant appointments throughout this University, many of which are below $14,000, are unlivable.
I also invite you to participate in our march through campus on Monday, September 25 at 3:30PM, which will begin outside the Student Union on Putnam (across from Starbucks) and end at President Tripathi’s office, where we’ll present the petition to the administration.
If you’d like to get more involved in the movement, please don’t hesitate to join our Facebook page here or email us at Ubrippingusoff@gmail.com to find out about our next meeting. For more information about the UB Living Stipend Movement, follow this link to read our Movement Handbook, and follow this link to read our recent article in The Public. As this article states, “For the last two years, adjuncts and graduate student workers at the University at Buffalo have been asking for a living wage. UB’s response? An $18 million project for a football field house and nothing for its lowest paid instructors, who teach thousands of students each semester.”
Please share this information widely with students, faculty, and staff from all corners of the university. Thank you for your support!