To the Editor:

After sitting through three and a half hours of yesterday’s YCC meeting (“YCC ends support of card-count neutrality,” 4/8), it was clear to me that few members of the YCC had enough information about the very complex issues involved to be able to take a stance on any particular method of recognizing a union.

Uncertainty from the members of the YCC regarding such basic facts as the nature of graduate student government at Yale, the status of graduate employee unions at peer institutions including Brown, Columbia and New York University, and the laws which mandate the activity of the National Labor Relations Board, indicated that few YCC members were capable of making an informed decision, especially when the decision could have critical effects.

Josie Rodberg ’03

April 8, 2002