Who Are We? Campus graduate student employees who teach, advise and research at the University at Albany. We are overworked and underpaid (none of us receive of living wage). We want to tell our stories to each other and to the world. We are union members who are working under a contract that expired in 2009. The first clear point we should make is a full teaching load makes it much more difficult to complete a Ph.D. in a timely fashion.