The Coalition of Graduate Employees has voted to support the recently circulated Sanctuary Campus Petition. The policies outlined in the petition are critical for protecting some of the most vulnerable attendees of the university, whether they be graduate workers or the undergraduates they teach. We especially applaud the call to increase training for all Penn State employees on how to support Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) students and others at risk in this changing climate.
The CGE voted overwhelmingly to support this resolution 92% to 8%, joining groups not only across Penn State (including UPUA), but also graduate worker unions at other schools, including the recently unionized UConn GEU-UAW. This reflects a growing sense of solidarity between graduate workers, students and faculty.