PSU news by
Penn State's student blog



Graduate Union Election Tentatively Scheduled For April

Dates are tentatively set for Penn State’s graduate union election. Penn State’s Coalition of Graduate Employees and the university tentatively agreed when to hold the election, CGE announced Thursday night.

The elections at University Park will be held Tuesday through Friday, April 10-13. Students at Hershey Medical can vote on Monday, April 16, while students at Penn State Harrisburg can vote on Tuesday, April 17. More details about polling locations and times will be released after the official Order from the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board.

“We are thrilled to finally have a vote,” CGE Co-President Jerome Clarke said in the release. “This has been years in the making, and we’re looking forward to voting for our union.”

Pennsylvania’s Labor Relations Board ruled in February that Penn State’s graduate students are considered employees and are therefore entitled to unionize if they so choose. As Provost Nick Jones explained last week at a Board of Trustees committee meeting, the university believes unionization would not best serve the needs of Penn State’s graduate students in pursuing their future academic and professional endeavors.

Jones also said the graduate school was preparing a list of eligible voters and would notify those who are eligible via email. The university encourages graduate students to get the facts and avoid misinformation, consider all points of view, and vote in the election.

Your ad blocker is on.

Please choose an option below.

Sign up for our e-mail newsletter:
Support quality journalism:
Purchase a Subscription!

About the Author

Elissa Hill

Elissa is a senior public relations major and the managing editor of Onward State. She is from Punxsutawney, PA [insert corny Bill Murray joke here] and considers herself an expert on all things ice cream. Send questions and comments via e-mail ([email protected]) and follow her on Twitter (@ElissaKHill) for more corny jokes.


Other posts by Elissa

Nittany Lion Left ‘Home Alone’ In Annual Penn State Holiday Greeting

After senior Seun Babalola is seemingly the last student to leave campus for winter break, the Nittany Lion is quite literally “Home Alone” in Happy Valley. It’s a dream at first: He can run wild, eat ice cream, shoot hoops, read every single book in the stacks, and make a snow angel at center ice […]

UPUA Funds Tampons At Annual Ugly Sweater Meeting

Amani Oruwariye Makes AP First-Team All-Big Ten

Staff Picks: Our Favorite Citrus

Who needs the Orange Bowl when you can go to the Citrus Bowl and have oranges AND all their citrus brethren in one game of crossover SEC-Big Ten smashmouth football?

What To Do In Philly Over Winter Break

If you’re from “right outside of Philly,” here are some things happening in the city that will definitely help you destress after a semester’s worth of hard work.

Send this to a friend