CGE drops banners to highlight workplace issues
The Coalition of Graduate Employees (CGE) announced that the group dropped three banners around campus to highlight workplace issues including “executive compensation, legal fees, and Penn State’s opposition to allowing a democratic union vote.”
“The banner drop is about highlighting these issues for the Penn State community,” said Katie Warczak, the Media Officer for CGE. “Many graduate assistants are on food stamps while administrators are making six-figure salaries and spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to fight a democratic vote on unionization. These facts get swept under the rug; the banners are designed to bring them to light and spark a conversation.”
In addition to the letter, @cge_psu has placed a banner outside of the Osmond Lab that reads “Let Grads Vote #YesCGE.”
Banners are also at Westgate Building and Nittany Parking Deck. pic.twitter.com/ra3p4s9F5o
— Adriana Lacy 🎄 (@Adriana_Lacy) December 6, 2017
The banner drop came after the group hand-delivered a letter to Penn State President Eric Barron, demanding a meeting with university administrators before Dec. 20, 2017.