Students authorize a strike

James M. O’Neill writes on how Penn grad students authorize a strike

Graduate students at the University of Pennsylvania, seeking recognition to
unionize, last night voted to hold a strike on the Ivy League campus on
Thursday and Friday. Union organizers said last night that 83 percent of
more than 200 students attending voted to go ahead with a strike. “It’s a
measure of the frustration we have with the university’s legal obstruction,”
said graduate student spokesman Dillon Brown. “It also shows that graduate
students are eager to demonstrate how much they want their votes to be


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