Post Tagged with: "workers"

ALLISON HERR FOR THE HOYA | Students said their advocacy is limited by the few opportunities to speak with university dining workers without their managers present.

Students Advocate for Workers Amid Contract Renegotiations

Workers rights student activists expressed grievances of low wages on behalf of Georgetown food service workers at a Feb 14. open forum about ongoing labor contract negotiations. Georgetown food service workers at O’Donovan Hall, Leavey Court and Einstein’s Bagels in Car Barn are represented by the Washington, D.C. branch of[Read More…]

by February 22, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
FILE PHOTO: CAROLINE PAPPAS/THE HOYA | The Metro is set to propose a program to subsidize ride-sharing services for late-night workers in place of reinstituting late-night service.

Metro to Propose Ride-Share Subsidies for Late-Night Workers

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is set to propose a $1 million program to subsidize Uber, Lyft and other ride-sharing services for late-night workers in the Washington, D.C., area by March. The subsidized trips, which would pay for a maximum of $3 per ride, would compensate for a lack[Read More…]

by February 22, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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
KIKI SCHMALFUSS/THE HOYA |

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

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
DAN GANNON/THE HOYA
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