• Our elected and community leaders are weighing in for real recourse

 

  • β€œIn September, I was proud to join these graduate student workers on campus to support their cause. [Columbia] must start bargaining with this new union at once.” - Rep. Grace Meng via twitter, 12/19/17
  • "As women in all occupations increasingly stand up against sexual assault and harassment, it is exciting to see young academic women using their unions as a vehicle to establish stronger recourse in order to enhance gender equity and create a more inclusive workforce in our universities." - Ai-jen Poo
  • "Universities are designed to be democratic institutions where academic freedom, freedom of speech, and freedom of association thrive." - Rep. Jerry Nadler, Gradate Worker Forum, 9/20/17
  • "Working conditions and the ability to protect workers in their workspace and provide a safe environment is crucial and this university in too many ways has failed that test." - Assemb. Deborah Glick, Gradate Worker Forum 9/20/17
  • "We have a very basic principle in this country that workers have the right to organize." - Councilman Mark Levine, Gradate Worker Forum, 9/20/17
  • "I applaud graduate workers who are fighting for gender equity in our universities.” - Linda Sarsour, Activist and Former Executive Director of the Arab American Association of New York