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Haan Jun Lee/The Hoya | Georgetown Students Against Starbucks (GSAS) hosted union workers at a Feb. 22 panel followed by a rally in Red Square to call on Georgetown University to end its contract with Aramark, the university’s primary food service provider which has a license agreement with Starbucks, which has received nationwide criticism for union busting.

Georgetown Students Against Starbucks Hosts Union Workers, Holds Rally to Remove Starbucks from Campus

By Caroline Rareshide, Managing Editor February 23, 2024

Georgetown Students Against Starbucks (GSAS) hosted union workers at a Feb. 22 panel followed by a rally in Red Square to call on Georgetown University to end its contract with Aramark, the university’s...

VIEWPOINT: Kick Starbucks Off Campus

VIEWPOINT: Kick Starbucks Off Campus

By Fiona Naughton and Olivia Mason November 17, 2023

This summer, as filming in Hollywood stalled and release dates were delayed for blockbuster films, the labor movement once again entered the broader national consciousness.  Strikes were so ubiquitous...

Students Petition for Georgetown to Expel Starbucks

Students Petition for Georgetown to Expel Starbucks

By Evie Steele November 3, 2023

In light of union criticisms of Starbucks’ treatment of workers, over 200 students, faculty and staff are calling for Georgetown University and its dining subcontractor Aramark to end its affiliation...

EDITORIAL: Admin, Engage with GAGE

EDITORIAL: Admin, Engage with GAGE

By The Editorial Board April 30, 2023

With their collective bargaining agreement set to expire June 30, graduate student workers and university administrators have been locked in negotiations since October 2022 over what students say are...

GAGE Representatives Attended National Higher Ed Labor United Summit

GAGE Representatives Attended National Higher Ed Labor United Summit

By Samantha Sinutko April 1, 2022

Two representatives from the Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees (GAGE) attended the second annual Higher Education Labor United (HELU) summit to develop policy proposals and coordinate with unions...

Construction Workers Allege Labor Violations on Georgetown Campus

Construction Workers Allege Labor Violations on Georgetown Campus

By Emily Scheibe November 11, 2021

On a sunny fall day at Georgetown University, a large blow-up cat strangled an inflatable construction worker outside the front gates. Three real protesters sat beside the cat, barely visible, behind...

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

By Nishant Bhaumik February 22, 2019

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...

AMBER GILLETTE/THE HOYA  Hundreds of graduate students voted in this weeks elections on whether the Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees should unionize. Polls were open from Nov. 5 to Nov. 8.

Hundreds Vote in Graduate Union Election

By Will Cassou November 9, 2018

Hundreds of Georgetown University graduate student workers voted this week on whether the university will recognize the Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees as a union, allowing it to engage in...

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

By Katrina Schmidt October 25, 2018

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...

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The Metropolitan Police Department and Washington, D.C.s Fraternal Order of Police reached their first mutually agreed upon contract since 2001.

MPD, Police Union Reach First Labor Contract Agreement Since 2001

By Deepika Jonnalagadda September 5, 2018

The first mutually agreed upon labor contract between the Metropolitan Police Department and Washington, D.C. police union Fraternal Order of Police in almost two decades was reached Aug. 30, Mayor...

ANNA KOVACEVICH/THE HOYA The decision to allow an election follows a nearly two-yearlong push from graduate student workers for university recognition of a graduate teaching assistant labor union.

Graduate Workers to Hold Union Election

By Hannah Urtz April 3, 2018

Georgetown University and graduate student workers have negotiated approval to hold a graduate student union election this spring, a move that follows a nearly two-yearlong push from graduate student workers...

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Members of Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees, pictured at a December rally on Capitol Hill, faced a setback in their unionization efforts after the university declined to recognize their union.

University Declines to Recognize Graduate Union, Students Protest

By Erin Doherty December 8, 2017

The Office of the Provost declined to recognize the efforts of a group of Georgetown University graduate student workers Monday afternoon, setting back nearly yearlong efforts to establish a union, after...

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