GA United is the union for graduate assistants at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. GA United represents all graduate assistants at SIUC- research, teaching, administrative (non-academic), and graduate employees with assistantships of any other title. We believe that graduate students must stand together on issues that affect their working environment. We are committed to improving teaching, research, and learning conditions at SIUC. We are concerned about the rising cost of getting an education at SIUC, particularly skyrocketing fees. GA United wants to bring pay levels more in line with GAs at peer institutions (an issue acknowledged by the University’s own study). 

GA United is a local affiliate of the Illinois Education Association (IEA) and nationally with the National Education Association (NEA).