One of our core beliefs is that a pan-graduate school union cannot represent the diverse interests of all twelve graduate schools at Penn. Currently, the bargaining group is being defined by GET-UP with little to no input from the individual programs. We believe that each graduate program should be able to democratically decide whether or not they want to be potentially represented by GET-UP.
Our goal is to use a petition to collect individual graduate student responses from which we will determine the percentage of students within each graduate program who do not want to be part of the GET-UP Union. We will compile the responses and use them to advocate on our behalf to GET-UP, the University of Pennsylvania and/or NLRB.