History Department Statement on Academic Labor United (ALU)

The UH Mānoa Department of History recognizes the right of graduate student workers to form a union and supports the efforts of Academic Labor United to organize for effective and fair labor conditions and benefits.  Graduate students who work as teaching and graduate assistants in our and other departments are both students and workers and deserve the same rights as all workers. By seeking to improve working conditions for graduate students, ALU is also enhancing the impact of the University by making it a model for progressive labor relations while strengthening higher education in the state of Hawaiʻi.