September 2019

Graduate Employees Continue Fight for Fair Contract

One thing has become abundantly clear after 10 months of negotiations for a new contract for UO graduate employees (GEs): The University of Oregon administration simply does not care about graduate employees or other workers on campus. By failing to value graduate employees, who taught 17 percent of lectures, 83 percent of labs, and 93…

Time to Strike: Democratize the Board

In balancing the budget, administration did right by its community last spring. UO President Michael Schill worked with campus community members to find solutions to an upcoming budget deficit. Together, tapping into the vast knowledge and resources living and working on this campus, the community redeveloped plans for major capital construction projects, reducing projected costs…

Oregon University Employees Vote to Strike

On Tuesday September 17th, classified employees at Oregon’s seven public universities voted to strike. This news came from a press release by the SEIU 503 union which represents these employees. The union’s set strike date is September 30th starting at 7am. University of Oregon classes resume the following day. According to the union press release,…

Students Save the World

Greta Thunburg has taken a year off school to save the world. She has sailed across the Atlantic in an experimental racing boat designed to use no fossil fuels. She comes to America, the source of the climate crisis, at the beginning of the Global Climate Strike, a movement she started. First she stopped going…

A Letter from the Editors

Hello Insurgents, You may be wondering where we’ve been. We at the Insurgent are very sorry for our year-long absence, but we’re happy to announce that we’re back! Between folks on graduating, dropping out, and moving on, we were left with only one person on staff during the 2018-19 school year. That was really tough,…