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VIEWPOINT: Learning to Dig Deeper

Last spring, I took “Introduction to Justice and Peace Studies,” a course that was informative beyond my expectations. As we moved beyond theory and examined institutions and movements ranging from the military-industrial complex and the prison-industrial complex to globalization, I grew incredulous at how little I truly knew about the[Read More…]

by September 7, 2017 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
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The Student Activities Commission imposed budgetary sanctions on the Georgetown Solidarity Committee on Monday night.

GSC Sanctioned for Sit-In Violations

The Student Activities Commission voted last night to sanction workers’ rights group Georgetown Solidarity Committee by admitting the group into a restoration process that removes GSC control over its budget. The restoration sanction, announced at a public hearing in the Healey Family Student Center, was approved by a seven-to-three vote.[Read More…]

by February 7, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Georgetown will require Nike, Inc. to provide the Worker Rights Consortium, a labor rights group, access to supplier factories. The agreement comes after a 35-hour sit-in by the workers rights group Georgetown Solidarity Committee in December.

Mediator Joins Nike Negotiations

The university has recruited third-party mediator Don Edwards, Justice and Sustainability Associates’ CEO, to assist in the negotiations between Georgetown and Nike regarding the university’s licensing contract, which expired Dec. 31. Georgetown let the licensing contract expire following the 35-hour sit-in of President John J. DeGioia’s suite of offices staged[Read More…]

by January 31, 2017 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
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University Pledges Not to Renew Nike Contract Pending Compliance Agreement

Georgetown has committed not to renew its licensing contract with Nike unless the company allows the Worker Rights Consortium independent access and reporting of complaints regarding factory conditions, announced Chief of Staff Joseph Ferrara at 8:30 p.m. today. The announcement concluded a nearly 35-hourlong sit-in by members of the Georgetown[Read More…]

by December 9, 2016 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Members of worker's rights advocacy group Georgetown Solidarity Committee are demonstrating against Georgetown's licensing contract with Nike inside and outside the University President John J. DeGioia's suite of offices and outside Healy Hall.

Students Face Sanctions as Sit-In Continues

Eight members of the Georgetown Solidarity Committee are planning to remain in University President John J. DeGioia’s suite of offices overnight to continue their sit-in calling for the university to cut its licensing contract with Nike. The eight students from the workers’ rights advocacy group will face disciplinary sanctions for[Read More…]

by December 8, 2016 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

VIEWPOINT: Nike Negotiation Calls for Collaboration, Not Confrontation

Since late 2015, Georgetown students have urged University President John J. DeGioia to cut ties with Nike if the company refuses to sign the university’s Licensee Code of Conduct. That protest culminated earlier today with 17 members of workers’ rights advocacy group Georgetown Solidarity Committee staging a sit-in at the[Read More…]

by December 8, 2016 4 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
JEANINE SANTUCCI/THE HOYA
Georgetown will require Nike, Inc. to provide the Worker Rights Consortium, a labor rights group, access to supplier factories. The agreement comes after a 35-hour sit-in by the workers rights group Georgetown Solidarity Committee in December.

GSC Members Stage Sit-In in President’s Suite

Seventeen members of workers’ rights advocacy group Georgetown Solidarity Committee are staging a sit-in in University President John J. DeGioia’s suite of offices to protest the university’s licensing contract with Nike. About 50 Georgetown community members also rallied in Dahlgren Quadrangle shortly after the sit-in began at 10:00 a.m., before staging[Read More…]

by December 8, 2016 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
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About 10 students from the Georgetown Solidarity Committee delivered a letter yesterday to Chief of Staff Joseph Ferrara demanding the university end its contract with Nike by the end of business hours today.

GSC Demands University End Nike Contract

The workers’ rights advocacy group Georgetown Solidarity Committee demanded the university cut its licensing contract with Nike by the end of business hours today when about 10 of its members delivered a letter yesterday afternoon to Chief of Staff Joseph Ferrara. The group also had a private meeting with Ferrara[Read More…]

by December 7, 2016 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
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The Georgetown Solidarity Committee encouraged students to go barefoot to raise awareness about Nike’s alleged workers’ rights violations, as contract negotiations between the university and the company continue.

GSC Goes Barefoot to Raise Nike Contract Concerns

Students are going barefoot to raise awareness for workers’ rights violations committed by Nike, a licensee of the university, as part of a demonstration arranged by the workers’ rights advocacy group Georgetown Solidarity Committee from Wednesday to Friday. The university has been in contract negotiations with Nike to allow the[Read More…]

by November 11, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Aramark Workers Left Out of Dining Contract Negotiations

Aramark Workers Left Out of Dining Contract Negotiations

Although students were heavily involved in selecting Aramark as the university’s dining contractor for the next 10 years, dining workers were not included in the discussion. According to Georgetown University Student Association President Enushe Khan (MSB ’17), dining workers were not included in the selection process because their involvement as[Read More…]

by November 8, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top