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Members of Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees, pictured at a December rally on Capitol Hill, faced a setback in their unionization efforts after the university declined to recognize their union.

University Declines to Recognize Graduate Union, Students Protest

The Office of the Provost declined to recognize the efforts of a group of Georgetown University graduate student workers Monday afternoon, setting back nearly yearlong efforts to establish a union, after saying the university does not regard graduate students as employees protected by its Just Employment Policy. About 100 members[Read More…]

by December 8, 2017 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Graduate Student Employees Seek Labor Union Recognition

Graduate Student Employees Seek Labor Union Recognition

Graduate students demanded recognition of their labor union and the start of contract negotiations in a letter to University President John J. DeGioia on Wednesday. Around 60 members of the Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees gathered on Copley Lawn to deliver the letter to DeGioia requesting greater representation in negotiating[Read More…]

by November 3, 2017 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
Adjunct professors were presented a tentative agreement reached by SEIU Local 500 and Georgetown University.

University Presents Adjuncts’ Union with Final Proposal

Negotiations for a new collective bargaining contract between Georgetown and more than 1,000 adjunct professors concluded Oct. 31 with a final proposal to be voted on by union members, following five months of discussions. The university presented a final offer Tuesday to the six-person bargaining team, which includes two union[Read More…]

by November 3, 2017 4 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

D.C. Council to Vote on Raises for Public School Teachers

The Washington, D.C. Council is expected to vote on a proposed contract to raise D.C. Public Schools teachers’ salaries Oct. 3, following five years without a contract between teachers and the city’s public school system. If approved, the contract between the District’s public school teachers’ union and city officials would[Read More…]

by September 25, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Union Tensions Disrupt WMATA Services

  Tensions between the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and the largest labor union representing Metro employees tipped over twice this week amid labor contract negotiations, prompting service meltdowns across the rail system and delaying transit operations for hours on end. Following the discovery of a mechanical hazard that dealt[Read More…]

by September 22, 2017 1 comment City News, News, News - Top

GSC Rallies for Facilities Workers’ Rights

Georgetown Solidarity Committee members led a demonstration by around 25 students outside McShain Lounge in McCarthy Hall where contract negotiations between facilities workers and the university took place Thursday to advocate for improved wages and working conditions for facilities workers. Facilities workers and administrators have been negotiating terms for a[Read More…]

by September 23, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Former Nike worker Noi Supalai (right) and translator described her struggle to recieve fair wages.

Nike Garment Worker Speaks Out For Fair Wages

While student advocates dispute the current university contract with Nike, Inc., former Nike garment worker and union president Noi Supalai described her struggle to receive fair wages at an event in the Reiss Science Building on Friday. The 44-year-old mother of two came to Georgetown from her home in Northern[Read More…]

by March 22, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Adjunct Quits Amid Union Row

Adjunct computer science professor Matthew Devost resigned from his position Feb. 8 after refusing to pay agency fees to the Service Employees International Union Local 500, the union that represents the university’s adjunct faculty. Devost’s resignation ended his “Information Warfare” class three weeks into the spring semester. Eric Burger, the[Read More…]

by February 12, 2016 19 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Aramark, Employees  Reach Contract Agreement

Aramark, Employees Reach Contract Agreement

Aramark workers on Georgetown’s campus negotiated a mutually satisfactory contract with Aramark management last Tuesday, implementing a fair process for worker unionization and improved work and wage conditions in O’Donovan Hall, Hoya Court and the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center. The deal, ratified 94-0 by workers during a meeting[Read More…]

by April 21, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News - Top
After allegations of mismanagement on the part of Aramark, workers say that a deal on contract negotiations is imminent.

Aramark Deal Expected Tuesday

Workers at O’Donovan Hall, Hoya Court and the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center said that they have made progress in their contract renegotiations with Aramark, after their current three-year contract ended in March. Workers expect to reach a deal with Aramark at their next meeting on Tuesday. In the[Read More…]

by April 10, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top