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KIRK ZIESER/THE HOYA Several Facilities workers 
feel mistreated and bullied by their management, as two anonymous workers recount to The Hoya.

Facilities Workers Reveal Institutional Challenges

The smooth operations of Georgetown University’s maintenance rely on employees of the Office of Planning and Facilities Management to respond to work requests. Yet several of these workers feel overworked, underpaid and unprotected against mistreatment by their management team. Under a new trade-based work delegation, facilities workers have faced a[Read More…]

by December 7, 2018 0 comments Features, News - Top
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GSC Seeks Worker Protections for Mold Exposure

Members of the Georgetown Solidarity Committee, a student group dedicated to promoting workers’ rights, called for a plan to protect university workers assigned to clean mold in a letter delivered to to the office of University President John J. DeGioia on Thursday afternoon. After entering Healy Hall with chants of[Read More…]

by December 7, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Georgetown University declined to release a list of companies it invests in after a request from Georgetown University Forming a Radically Ethical Endowment, which expressed a desire for increased transparency.

After Victory, Divestment Activists Say University Downplayed Their Role

Student activists who pushed Georgetown University to commit not to invest in private prison companies now say the university is unfairly taking the credit for their activism in an Oct. 5 news release announcing the new policy. The university announced the policy after a committee of the university’s board of[Read More…]

by October 26, 2017 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

VIEWPOINT: Learning to Dig Deeper

Last spring, I took “Introduction to Justice and Peace Studies,” a course that was informative beyond my expectations. As we moved beyond theory and examined institutions and movements ranging from the military-industrial complex and the prison-industrial complex to globalization, I grew incredulous at how little I truly knew about the[Read More…]

by September 7, 2017 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
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The Student Activities Commission imposed budgetary sanctions on the Georgetown Solidarity Committee on Monday night.

GSC Sanctioned for Sit-In Violations

The Student Activities Commission voted last night to sanction workers’ rights group Georgetown Solidarity Committee by admitting the group into a restoration process that removes GSC control over its budget. The restoration sanction, announced at a public hearing in the Healey Family Student Center, was approved by a seven-to-three vote.[Read More…]

by February 7, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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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

VIEWPOINT: Nike Negotiation Calls for Collaboration, Not Confrontation

Since late 2015, Georgetown students have urged University President John J. DeGioia to cut ties with Nike if the company refuses to sign the university’s Licensee Code of Conduct. That protest culminated earlier today with 17 members of workers’ rights advocacy group Georgetown Solidarity Committee staging a sit-in at the[Read More…]

by December 8, 2016 4 comments Commentary, 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.

GSC Members Stage Sit-In in President’s Suite

Seventeen members of workers’ rights advocacy group Georgetown Solidarity Committee are staging a sit-in in University President John J. DeGioia’s suite of offices to protest the university’s licensing contract with Nike. About 50 Georgetown community members also rallied in Dahlgren Quadrangle shortly after the sit-in began at 10:00 a.m., before staging[Read More…]

by December 8, 2016 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top