Editor’s note: This letter is in response to the article “Graduate and professional student workers vote to unionize in landslide election.”


This is a landmark victory for students at Yale. I’m heartened to see Bulldogs leading the next generation of the labor movement — their union cards will mean better wages, better benefits and a voice on the job. Their success will also inspire graduate students across the country to organize for better working conditions. I look forward to seeing Yale put a collective bargaining agreement in place that recognizes the dignity of work.


SHERROD BROWN ’74 currently serves as the senior United States Senator from Ohio.