Without graduate labor, Penn State as we know it would not function. Graduate workers teach many of the courses necessary for an undergraduate degree. In fact, it would be nearly impossible to get a Bachelor’s degree at Penn State without having at least one graduate instructor. We also work on grants that bring millions of dollars to the university. Yet, often our work is taken for granted or belittled.
Because of this, instead of working in our offices, today we are assembling quietly in Old Main to grade papers, collect data, respond to students, write or edit proposals, or work on any of the other crucial tasks that grad employees tackle every day. We invite any graduate workers and supporters of graduate workers to join us. Remember: Penn State works because we work!