After one of my colleagues retired, I was asked to take on her work in addition to my own. For a year now, I have been working two full-time jobs, and only being compensated for one of them. It is hard to describe the toll this has taken on my physical and emotional health. Our union, UNITE HERE, has been fighting for working people across the country with the motto “One Job Should Be Enough.” No one should have to work multiple jobs just to support themselves and their family. No one should have to work one job, and do the work of two people, either.
As a student at Yale and later an employee, I have dedicated time, energy, and talent to this University. Instead of having that dedication respected, I feel like my experience, professionalism, and service are being taken advantage of. Yale needs to sign a fair contract with our union, now, and to start treating our dedication with respect.
Ben McManus, YC ’78
Chair’s Assistant, Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
17 years at Yale