Why do you support unionization?

At our Labor Day picnic we asked graduate employees to write down why they support unionization at Penn State. Here are a few reasons why. 

Mali and Shakil - Entomology and English

Graduate unions support international students, by fighting to ensure they have the resources that they need to succeed.Katie - EnglishGraduate unions provide a safety net to stop sudden changes from taking place without graduate worker input.Chanell - SociologyGraduate unions fight to stop grad workers from being taken advantage of.

Curry - EnglishAnd even if you aren't sure about graduate unionization, shouldn't graduate workers get to at least vote?