Boston College’s Ph.D. Student Working Class Heroes Wrapping Up Their Union Vote
By Doug Cunningham
As Boston College grad workers complete their voting in their union election, second year Ph.D. student Michael Bailey says he’s excited to be a part of this battle to get a union.
[Michael Bailey]: “I myself come from a working class family. I’ve worked in a factory the summers when I was an undergrad. So I’m just very familiar with the labor movement and the state that it’s in today is disheartening.
So being a part, even if it’s at a university and not a traditional site of union battles, it nevertheless feels right to me. And I want to be part of this struggle.”
Despite having an endowment of $2 billion Boston College took away some of the benefits grad workers had, triggering the union organizing effort.