We won a raise!

For weeks, our colleagues on the bargaining committee have been at the table with admin negotiating our raise for next year. We took action together to show Brown that we were serious about meaningful compensation, and last week we finally reached a tentative agreement that brings us closer to fair pay. We won at minimum a 4.59% raise for all grads, on top of summer pay parity for Humanities and Social Sciences ultimately resulting in a 10.6% increase in HASS grads’ annual compensation!

We’re excited about this agreement, and now it’s up to all of us to vote on ratifying it. The vote will be open online for 24 hours starting Thursday, May 6th at noon EST. You can read the full agreement here.

We’ve also put together a pair of infographics below to help break down the agreement.

Image Text: The Math of Your Raise, Humanities and Social Science
Academic Year Base Stipend
FY21: $26,932.00
FY22: $27,650.30
FY23: No less than ($27,605.30+$750)*(merit pool increase)
FY21 -> FY22 (FY21 ends on 6/30/2021, FY22 begins on 7/1/2021)
with $750 increase: $26,932*2.5% = $673.30
$750 + $673.30 + $26,932 = $28,355.30
This amounts to a 5.28% raise over FY2022 (academic year).

Summer Base Stipend
(2021 Summer raise only for grads who haven’t received a proctorship or COVID fellowship)
FY21: $5,373.00
FY22: $7,373.00 <- $2000 increase
FY23: No less than ($9,201.75)*(merit pool increase)<- Now the same as STEM!

Total 12 Month Stipend
FY21: $32,305.00
FY22: $34,978.30
FY23: No less than $37,557.05 <- Thanks to summer parity, now the same as STEM!
with $750 increase: $26,932*2.5% = $673.30
$750 + $673.30 + $2000 + $32,305.00 = $35,728.30
This amounts to a 10.59% raise for the whole year FY2022.
Image Text: The Math of Your Raise, STEM Disciplines
Academic Year Base Stipend
(FY21 ends on 6/30/2021, FY22 begins on 7/1/2021)
FY21: $26,932.00
FY22: $27,650.30 <- 2.5% increase = $673.30
FY23: No less than ($27,605.30+$750)*(merit pool increase)

Summer Base Stipend
FY21: $8,977.32
FY22: $9,201.75 <- 2.5% increase = $224.43
FY23: No less than ($9,201.75)*(merit pool increase)

Total 12 Month Stipend
FY21: $35,909.32
FY22: $36,807.05
FY23: No less than $37,557.05
with $750 increase: $26,932*2.5% = $673.30
$750 + $673.30 + $224.43 + $35,909.32 = $37,557.05
This amounts to a 4.59% raise for the whole year over FY2022.

Graphics by Jesse Marie Keruskin

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