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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
COURTESY GEORGETOWN SOLIDARITY COMMITTEE
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

GULC Public Safety Officers Intervene in GSC Demonstration

Eight members of the workers’ advocacy group Georgetown Solidarity Committee were removed from the Georgetown University Law Center by Georgetown Law Department of Public Safety officers Oct. 14 during a demonstration in support of Georgetown facilities workers, who are continuing labor contract negotiations with university administrators. Facilities workers, their union[Read More…]

by October 21, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

EDITORIAL: Example in Exemplified Service

Last week, Unsung Heroes, a student initiative dedicated to raising awareness and support for workers on campus, received national media attention for its fundraising efforts to purchase plane tickets for Umberto “Suru” Ripai, an employee at O’Donovan Hall, to visit his home country of South Sudan for the first time[Read More…]

by October 18, 2016 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
FILE PHOTO: DAN GANNON/THE HOYA
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

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
OWEN EAGAN FOR THE HOYA
Facilities workers tasked with shoveling snow and other services had to stay on campus overnight last weekend.

Facilities Workers Housed Overnight

As Winter Storm Jonas blanketed the District of Columbia with approximately 2 feet of snow, around 200 employees from Georgetown’s Planning and Facilities Management slept on campus to keep the university running during the storm, some of whom found themselves without a bed. Aramark employees at Leo O’Donovan Hall also[Read More…]

by January 26, 2016 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top