We're never really able to get ourselves too terribly worked up over these periodic grad-student-union kerfuffles. Perhaps this is because we received enough pro-union indoctrination in our childhood to last us a lifetime. Perhaps this is because we never much liked our TAs. Perhaps this is because we were rejected from Yale. Or perhaps it's because the bedraggled grad students never had a celebrity spokesperson.
Yesterday, hundreds of graduate students, professors, union leaders and others, including the actress Morgan Fairchild and people from N.Y.U., Yale, the University of Massachusetts and other universities, turned out on a hot, humid afternoon to mark the final day of the N.Y.U. union contract.
Dude, Morgan Fairchild? That changes everything. Union! Union!