Update on TUGSA strike

To the Temple community, 

This past week was a difficult one for the entire Temple University community. All our time, efforts and attention were rightfully focused on the family of Sergeant Fitzgerald. He will never be forgotten, nor will his contributions or his efforts to make our campus a safe place for all. 

As we look ahead, it’s time to again focus on negotiating a fair deal with our graduate students.

Today, negotiators from TUGSA and the university reengaged, and we remain hopeful that these discussions will continue to move the process forward. I am encouraged that we were able to reach a tentative agreement last week, as it indicates that we are getting closer to a settlement. 

Our graduate students are an essential and valued part of our Temple community. We share the common goal of moving beyond the strike and continuing to build a stronger Temple for all—the teachers, learners, researchers, innovators, administrators and staff. People who work and study here share a love for our institution, and we all look forward to returning to our everyday academic life. 

The university is committed to meeting as often as it takes and working with the union and its leadership to move forward.  


Ken Kaiser
Chief Operating Officer