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SENATOR CORY MCCRAY/FACEBOOK | A bill set to increase the  hourly minimum wage in Maryland to $12.50 by 2022 and $15 by 2025 passed the MD House of Delegates and Senate this week.

Bill to Increase Maryland Minimum Wage Awaits Approval

A bill raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025 passed the Maryland House of Delegates and Senate this week and awaits the approval of Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R). The proposed legislation intends to raise the minimum wage initially to $12.50 from the current $10.10 by 2022,[Read More…]

by March 21, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
GAGE Georgetown Association of Graduate Employees has set Nov. 5 as the date for its upcoming election, where graduate students will vote whether or not to allow it to engage in collective bargaining on the students' behalf.

Graduate Students to Vote on Unionization

Georgetown University’s nearly 1,100 graduate student assistants are set to vote on whether or not to unionize, after a two-yearlong effort by the Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees for university recognition of a graduate teaching assistant labor union. The election, to be held between Nov. 5 and Nov. 8, is[Read More…]

by October 26, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
DC COUNCIL Legislation that was approved by Washington, D.C. voters with a 56 percent majority in a June primary was repealed by the D.C. Council (pictured above) in a 8-5 vote Tuesday. Initiative 77 was set to increase the minimum wage for tipped workers to match the standard minimum wage by 2026.

DC Council Wages War Against Initiative 77

The Washington, D.C. Council voted 8-5 Tuesday to repeal Initiative 77, which would have gradually raised the minimum wage for tipped workers from $3.89 to match the standard minimum wage by 2026. Initiative 77 was approved by District voters with a 56 percent majority in a June primary election, according[Read More…]

In the past quarter-century, the Women’s Center has moved its home from a Leavey Center storage closet to the third floor of the building.

Women’s Center Marks 25 Years

A quarter-century ago, the university founded the Georgetown University Women’s Center in a converted Leavey Center storage closet with the goal of providing “a safe environment while respecting all facets of women’s abilities, spirituality and differences,” according to its mission statement. This October marked the 25th anniversary of the GUWC,[Read More…]

by October 30, 2015 4 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

CARR: Increase Opportunity, Not Wages

No one should be treated better than the people that feed us. As much as Georgetown students love to complain about Leo’s, as freshmen and sophomores we bond over shared meals at our beloved O’Donovan’s on the Waterfront. Upperclassmen not lucky enough to be SEALs (or, “Seniors Eating At Leo’s,”[Read More…]

by February 26, 2015 9 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

Closing the Wage Gap

For recent college graduates, Washington, D.C., stands tall as a beacon of opportunity. With thriving post-recession job sectors and entry-level positions in politics, business and the like, D.C.’s government is consistently ranked as one of the top places to live for young professionals. What these rankings mask is a far[Read More…]

by January 30, 2015 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

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‘Suit & Tie’ | Justin Timberlake ft. Jay-Z 5/5 Stars It was a great couple weeks for comebacks, and none could be better than the return of JT. His first new song in six years features Jay-Z, no less. The song shows off Timberlake’s incredible vocal range, hitting both high[Read More…]

by January 18, 2013 0 comments The Guide

Aramark Paid Storm Workers Regular Wage

While Georgetown University Facilities workers and Department of Public Safety officers were compensated at twice their usual rate for hours they clocked during Hurricane Sandy last week, dining staff who continued to work through the storm say they were not paid overtime by their employer,Aramark Higher Education. Aramark gave O’Donovan Hall employees the option[Read More…]

by November 12, 2012 0 comments Campus News

WAGE Fellows Foster Female Leadership

In an attempt to offset what they perceive to be an “old boys’ club” mentality on campus, members of the Women Advancing Gender Equity Fellowship hope to focus campus attention on gender issues. Led by Women’s Center director Laura Kovach, WAGE consists of female leaders who advocate for the empowerment of[Read More…]

by September 28, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News
The New Normal

The New Normal

David Lizza (COL ’15) and Basil Bastaki (SFS ’15) had yet to complete their first year at Georgetown when they began searching for summer internships in D.C. This summer, Lizza, an 19 year old hailing from Summit, N.J., stayed on campus and worked on Capitol Hill for Rep. Leonard Lance (R-N.J.). Bastaki, an 18 year old Kuwaiti[Read More…]

by August 31, 2012 0 comments The Guide