As Boston College grad workers complete their voting in their union election, second year Ph.D. student Michael Bailey says he’s excited to be a part of this battle to get a union.
[Michael Bailey]: “I myself come from a working class family. I’ve worked in a factory the summers when I was an undergrad. So I’m just very familiar with the labor movement and the state that it’s in today is disheartening.
So being a part, even if it’s at a university and not a traditional site of union battles, it nevertheless feels right to me. And I want to be part of this struggle.”
Despite having an endowment of $2 billion Boston College took away some of the benefits grad workers had, triggering the union organizing effort.