Historically, unions have been instrumental in securing benefits and protecting the rights of labor employees. We support both the right to unionize and unions. We believe that individual departments should decide whether or not to unionize, without their decision being dependent on how another program votes. After evaluating the available evidence, we feel that pan-graduate school unionization is not an appropriate solution for all programs and in some cases, unionization may cause more harm than good. We have five arguments on why GET-UP would not best serve our collective needs:
Who We Are
We are a group of graduate students representing a wide range of beliefs, creeds, and schools. We created this website as a way for us to voice our concerns about GET-UP’s unionization plan.
We believe that unionization is an important right, but it should be exercised responsibly. After evaluating GET-UP’s proposal, we found it lacking in data and concrete proposals and believe unionization under GET-UP could be detrimental to our education and graduate programs.