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Local 896-COGS Stop Concessions, Ratify Contract with Important Gains

20 February, 2015

UE Local 896-COGS (Committee to Organize Graduate Students), the union of graduate teaching assistants and research assistants at the University of Iowa, ratified a new two-year contract this week. They blocked the university's efforts to take back much of what they'd gained in past contracts, and instead made important gains in many areas, thanks to membership involvement. Click here to see an excellent 11-minute video of the local officers explaining what's in the agreement and how they got there.