The CRC is making CU-Boulder a better university
by seeking equitable work conditions for graduate employees.

We are CU's independent labor union for graduate employees. We have been described as "the most impressive effort" in decades to organize CU's graduate workers in this front page story in the Daily Camera and Denver Post. We are a rank-and-file union run entirely by volunteer graduate workers and direct democracy of our members.

Graduate employees (such as TAs, RAs, and GPTIs) perform a great portion of academic labor that is fundamental to CU-Boulder's statutory mission to be a world-class research and education university.

Despite our labor, we face many struggles as university employees, ranging from insufficient wages to hostile social environments at work.

We envision and actively pursue a fair, inclusive, and democratic campus for all.


Equitable pay

CU-Boulder pays its graduate employees approximately 58% of regional self-sufficiency wage, after required fees and supplies.

We demand a self-sufficient wage and accurate regional cost of living adjustment.

Full waiver

CU-Boulder's graduate employees often receive less than full funding, even while performing work comparable to their fully-funded peers.

We demand full tuition and fees remission for all graduate employees.

Transparency & inclusion

CU Boulder delayed and censored the Graduate Student Social Climate Survey, obstructing efforts to better include underrepresented populations.

We demand transparency about all findings of how our campus can improve.

Sign our petition to waive fees

What We Have Accomplished

Since our formation in late Spring 2016, the CRC has…

We’re just getting started! We hope you’ll join us in continuing to improve conditions for CU Boulder graduate workers. We are an entirely volunteer-run organization, and we depend on you to get involved.

Contact Us

Have issues? Want to make CU a better workplace? You're not alone!

Contact us for more information or to get involved.