Service & Solidarity Spotlight: Drexel Resident Assistants Seek to Join OPEIU

Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our Service & Solidarity Spotlight series, we’ll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story.

More than 100 resident assistants (RAs) at Drexel University are seeking to join the Office and Professional Employees (OPEIU), which has organized RAs at 11 other colleges. The RAs submitted a petition signed by 80% of eligible workers to the university president.

Grace Knauss, a third-year RA, said the compensation offered by the school “is not worth it. I dedicated a lot of my time in my college career towards this job because it truly made me happy, but putting your all into an organization who doesn’t reciprocate that same dedication into you is disheartening.”