Post Tagged with: "workers’ rights"

EDITORIAL: Extend Rights to Qatar Campus

Georgetown University is in a position of great power regarding the rights of abused migrant workers in Qatar. So far, it has shirked its responsibility by allowing Qatari standards to dictate treatment of its own employees. As Georgetown’s Washington, D.C. campus re-examines the rights of graduate students to be recognized[Read More…]

by January 26, 2018 4 comments Editorial

Students Advocate Progress On and Off Campus

In a year marked by protests in Washington, D.C., following President Donald Trump’s election and his new policies, Georgetown students advocated for progress in areas ranging from workers’ rights to protections for LGBTQ individuals. Workers’ Rights Seventeen members of the Georgetown Solidarity Committee staged a 35-hour sit-in at University President[Read More…]

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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Members of the Georgetown Solidarity Committee, campus facilities workers and students marched from Red Square to President DeGioia’s office to deliver a petition on workers’ rights yesterday

GSC Presents Petition to DeGioia

More than 50 students from the Georgetown Solidarity Committee and campus facilities workers delivered a petition to University President John J. DeGioia’s office yesterday demanding better work and wage conditions as the university continues contract negotiations with 1199 Service Employee International Union, the labor union representing Georgetown’s facilities workers. Students[Read More…]

by October 25, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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As negotiations between the university and the workers’ union continue, allegations have been raised asserting that facilities workers are being overworked with night shifts in the HFSC following day shifts in the MSB building.

Concerns Raised Over Facilities Workers’ Hours

Recent allegations surrounding the understaffing of facilities workers in the Healey Family Student Center have raised larger concerns from students regarding the treatment of workers on campus. Continued negotiations between the university and the Service Employees International Union 1199 Union Local, which took place this past Thursday, Tuesday and Wednesday[Read More…]

by September 30, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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As the dining contract expires, Aramark and Sodexo come under scrutiny for their treatment of workers.

Dining Contract Concerns Raised

As the university approaches its December contract renewal deadline with Aramark, the two finalists for the meal service contract — Sodexo and current auxiliary services provider Aramark — presented their plans for future dining offerings, covering programming initiatives, sustainability issues and meal plan structures, at open house events on campus[Read More…]

by September 16, 2016 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
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In March, the Georgetown Solidarity Committee lauched its Work With Dignity campaign, demanding better recognition of the contribution of workers and improvements to their working conditions.

Students Advocate for Workers’ Rights

In a year dominated by student advocacy efforts to address issues at Georgetown from its history with slavery to divestment, workers’ rights has remained a prevalent issue on campus. Student athletes called for the university to re-evaluate its relationship with Nike, which has been accused of mistreating factory workers, while[Read More…]

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Student workers and members of the Georgetown community joined a rally organized by GSC to show solidarity with workers who were mistreated during Winter Storm Jonas.

Students, Workers Deliver Demands at Rally

Students, campus workers and community members came together in a demonstration to express solidarity with mistreated university workers in Red Square on Friday. The rally, which was led by the Georgetown Solidarity Committee, served as the concluding event in its first weeklong Work With Dignity Campaign. The campaign was launched[Read More…]

by March 22, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Prioritize Workers’ Rights

Prioritize Workers’ Rights

Georgetown is currently celebrating the 10-year anniversary of our Just Employment Policy, but at the same time, we must acknowledge the areas in which we continue to fail our campus workers. A group of students from the Georgetown Solidarity Committee and employees in the Facilities and Management Department attempted to[Read More…]

by November 13, 2015 2 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

GU Protects Bangladesh Workers

Georgetown will now require all trademark licensees that source, produce or purchase products in Bangladesh to abide by an international, legally binding agreement to help protect workers, the university announced Thursday. The Accord on Fire and Building Safety was founded in May 2013 following the collapse of the RanaPlaza factory in[Read More…]

by February 7, 2014 0 comments City News, News