About

The first independent undergraduate labor union in the country, UGSDW is a democratic organization that fights for fair wages and working conditions for Grinnell College workers.

Our Principles

Our History

The Union of Grinnell Student Dining Workers was started in the spring of 2016 to represent student workers in the dining hall. After the union filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board in April, an election was held to determine whether workers wanted the union to represent them. Employees overwhelmingly chose to be represented by the union, voting in favor by a 91% margin.

Since then, we’ve expanded to include all Dining Services workers. We’ve fought for, and won:

Leadership

UGSDW is led by the Executive Board, which is elected yearly by the membership. The Board is comprised of our President, Secretary-Treasurer, a number of at-large members, and several appointed advisors, who do not have voting power.

Quinn Ercolani  President
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Anastasia Zhu  Secretary-Treasurer
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Carter Howe  Member At Large
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Jacob Schneyer  Member At Large
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Sam Xu  Member At Large
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Alec Doss  Advisor
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Cory McCartan  Advisor
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Financial and Government Reports

End-of-Year Financial Reports

FY 2017

FY 2018

LM-4 Reports

2017 LM-4

2018 LM-4