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EDITORIAL: Fair Treatment for Workers

On a campus that seeks to promote values of care and service, allegations of a poor working environment for university staff are alarming. In a welcome effort to improve the working conditions for university staff, a new contract seeking a 5 percent raise for Georgetown’s facilities workers is currently being[Read More…]

by October 7, 2016 2 comments Uncategorized

Stand Up for Worker’s Rights

In January, The Hoya and The Georgetown Voice both published articles about the inadequate housing accommodations offered to Georgetown employees during Winter Storm Jonas. Georgetown presented the workers with the difficult choice of either staying on campus or receiving no payment until the university reopened. Many workers who decided to[Read More…]

by March 15, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Cold Treatment

Cold Treatment

Students and professors alike recently experienced the record-setting blizzard and ensuing four-day weekend that immobilized the District of Columbia. In order to clear the heavy drifts of snow and ice, as well as serve food to snowed-in students, many of Georgetown University’s dining and facilities employees stayed on campus for[Read More…]

by January 29, 2016 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - 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
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Students marched from Sellinger Lounge to Hoya Court in solidarity with Aramark workers seeking better conditions.

Aramark Workers Rally for Better Conditions

Approximately 30 Aramark workers and 100 students marched from Sellinger Lounge to Aramark’s management office in Hoya Court on Wednesday to deliver two petitions seeking better work and wage conditions for workers at O’Donovan Hall. The second petition demands union representation for workers at Hoya Court in light of the[Read More…]

by February 20, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

A Call for Fair Treatment of Food Service Workers

First lady Michelle Obama has captured the nation’s attention by calling for more fresh produce in American homes and school lunches, correctly pointing out that a shift toward locally sourced and all-natural foods will promote both health and environmental sustainability. But an equally important problem endemic to the American food[Read More…]

by March 1, 2013 0 comments Opinion
Tackle Box Pays Contested Wages

Tackle Box Pays Contested Wages

Tackle Box, a seafood restaurant located at 3245 M St., agreed Wednesday to pay three former workers more than $4,000 to resolve allegations of wage theft. The conflict featured three workers, one who had been demanding his wages for 18 months and two who had been requesting their delayed pay[Read More…]

by February 8, 2013 0 comments City News, News

Real Food Real Jobs Unites GSC, Workers

O’Donovan Hall workers and the Georgetown Solidarity Committee are collaborating to promote Real Food Real Jobs, a campaign that advocates for improved food quality and food service workers’ rights. The two groups organized a town hall forum Monday evening to discuss the campaign, which is part of a nationwide initiative began[Read More…]

by December 4, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News
Workers Speak Out Against Leo’s Changes

Workers Speak Out Against Leo’s Changes

In the wake of a two-year-long unionization effort and a series of broad dining changes this summer, workers atO’Donovan Hall are dissatisfied with their relationship to their employer, ARAMARK Higher Education. Employees say that ARAMARK has changed shifts and reassigned duties within the dining hall in order to minimize the number of workers to whom[Read More…]

by September 18, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News

Raw Deal for Leo’s Workers

The creation of the Center for Social Justice was one of the crowning achievements of former University President Fr. Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J. With that in mind, one wonders how O’Donovan would react to hearing that this university has tolerated injustices in the dining hall that bears his name. From[Read More…]

by September 18, 2012 0 comments Opinion