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EDITORIAL: Respect Civil Disobedience

Georgetown University should not punish students for their disobedience simply because protesters expose problems within Georgetown’s institutions. Georgetown recently vowed not to punish incoming students who were arrested during peaceful protests, joining the announced policies of peer institutions such as Dartmouth College and The George Washington University in an effort[Read More…]

by March 23, 2018 0 comments Editorial

MORETTA: Choosing Activism Over Image

As I stood at the Lincoln Memorial, a barrage of cameras flashed, desperate to capture the historic moment. The presence of the cameras was no surprise: Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) speech calling for unity and respect at the intersection of feminism could stop anyone dead in their tracks. Yet, the[Read More…]

by February 15, 2018 1 comment 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.

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
JEANINE SANTUCCI/THE HOYA
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
Facilities Workers Reject Proposed Contract

Facilities Workers Reject Proposed Contract

Georgetown facilities workers rejected the university’s proposal to increase annual wages by 2 percent Wednesday, opening up the possibility of a general strike. In a two-part vote conducted Monday at the main campus and Wednesday at the Georgetown University Law Center, workers voted in a 2-1 ratio against the tentative[Read More…]

by November 18, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
GEORGETOWN SOLIDARITY COMMITTEE
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
COURTESY GEORGETOWN SOLIDARITY COMMITTEE
After presenting a petition to the university advocating for increased worker wages last Tuesday, members of the Georgetown Solidarity Committee, pictured, expressed concerns over the tentative agreement.

University, Union Reach Tentative Agreement

After five months of negotiations, the university reached a tentative agreement with the union representing Georgetown’s facilities workers Wednesday to increase annual wages by 2 percent, falling short of the 1199 SEIU’s original demand of a 6 percent increase. The agreement, obtained Monday night by The Hoya, comes before yesterday’s[Read More…]

by November 1, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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The Georgetown Solidarity Committee rallied in 2015 to support Aramark employees during contract negotiations with Aramark management.

GSC Demands Workers’ Rights

As the union representing facilities workers continues contract negotiations with the university, student advocacy group Georgetown Solidarity Committee has accumulated more than 400 signatures from members of the community on a petition to push the university to address a series of contract demands, including a 5 percent raise and further[Read More…]

by October 7, 2016 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top