Three weeks have now passed since we invited the Provost to a town-hall-style debate on unionization. So far he has not accepted our proposal, even though we have informed him that the Student Affairs Committee of the University Senate offered to serve as moderator.
The Provost has campaigned against unionization for months in closed-door meetings with department chairs and faculty, one-sided town hall presentations, emails to graduate students, and a website. But, to our disappointment, he has not yet agreed to debate the issue with a pro-union graduate student. Should he wish to take part in that discussion so that grads might hear a balanced debate on this crucial issue, our invitation still stands.