Kenyon College student workers are on an unfair labor practice strike today. The strike comes during a campaign to organize the first US union representing all undergraduate workers on a campus. Jacobin spoke to several strikers and two campus maintenance workers supporting them about why they’re organizing — and how other students can follow their example.
Bob Smith is a carpenter in the maintenance department at Kenyon College. He has worked at Kenyon for thirty-six years and has served as president of UE Local 712 for the past twenty-one years.