On April 30th, nearly 500 members of the Graduate Employees and Students Organization (GESO-UNITE HERE) marched through heavy rain with hundreds of allies to deliver a 220-foot-long supermajority petition to University President Peter Salovey. The petition called on Yale to maintain its leadership in positive labor relations by working with GESO to develop a fair process for graduate employees to decide on union representation, and to lead on several issues of immediate concern. Over 1,000 graduate employees signed the petition, constituting a supermajority of the bargaining unit as recognized at New York University last year.
Read some of the press coverage below:
- NPR: What Do Yale Grad Students Want? A Union
- The Chronicle of Higher Education: Graduate Students Seek to Build on Momentum for Unions
- WNPR: Yale Graduate Assistants Call For Process to Decide On Unionization