After years of organizing, Penn State graduate student employees have begun casting their ballots on whether or not to unionize.
As voting began Tuesday, graduate employees and supporters rallied outside Old Main, the university administration building.
“I think there’s a lot of energy here and it’s really inspiring,” said Nick Dietrich, a doctoral student in political science.
He thinks grad students contribute a lot to the university and deserve a say in working conditions.
In a nearby building, grad students were casting their ballots.