Penn faculty call on their peers to join the push for the University to count the votes:

The tendency among the Penn public to accept uncritically University representations of the issues at stake and facts of the case is alarming in an institution devoted to independent thinking and rigorous scholarship. We all have a responsibility to insist on full disclosure and reasoned, respectful debate. By obstructing the counting of unionization ballots, the University seeks to prevent unionization and thus to undermine the legal rights of people in the Penn community…As the Penn administration has endeavored to undermine workers’ rights, GET-UP has acted democratically and with collegial integrity. We support the graduate employees’ effort to get their votes counted.

I was glad, in particular, to see the names of distinguished Penn scholars and family friends Ian Lustick and Charles Bosc among the near-hundred faculty on the petition. Here’s hoping many more follow their lead.


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