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Georgetown University Declines to Voluntarily Recognize Resident Assistants’ Union

Georgetown University Declines to Voluntarily Recognize Resident Assistants’ Union

By Evie Steele, Executive Editor March 27, 2024

Georgetown University has declined to voluntarily recognize the Georgetown Resident Assistant Coalition (GRAC) as a union, according to communications from the university to GRAC. The university’s...

A coalition of resident assistants (RAs) delivered a petition to the university requesting voluntary recognition of their union status.

Georgetown Resident Assistants File for Union Representation, Call on University to Voluntarily Grant Union Status

By Michelle Vassilev, Editor in Chief March 22, 2024

A coalition of Georgetown University resident assistants requested to unionize in a letter they delivered to the office of University President John J. DeGioia (CAS ’79, GRD ’95) at 12:30 p.m. on March...

Law Professor Testifies Before Congress on Labor Organizing, Union Rights

Law Professor Testifies Before Congress on Labor Organizing, Union Rights

By Emily Han September 29, 2022

Visiting Georgetown University Law Center (GULC) professor Mark Gaston Pearce testified before Congress regarding a pro-workers’ and union rights bill. Pearce, the former chairman of the National...

Graduate Student Workers Vote to Unionize

By Amy Li November 16, 2018

Graduate student workers voted in favor of unionization in an election last week after a yearlong push to receive official recognition from the university as a union. A majority of graduate students...

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Members of the Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees rallied in protest of the universitys response to their efforts Dec. 6

Graduate Student Workers Continue Push for Labor Union

By Sarah Mendelsohn January 19, 2018

Students pursuing university recognition of a graduate teaching assistant labor union will continue activism to persuade administrators to accept their proposal for the right to vote following a university...

Graduate Student Employees Seek Labor Union Recognition

Graduate Student Employees Seek Labor Union Recognition

By Hannah Urtz November 3, 2017

Graduate students demanded recognition of their labor union and the start of contract negotiations in a letter to University President John J. DeGioia on Wednesday. Around 60 members...

EDITORIAL: Value Faculty, Protect Union

By Editorial Board April 21, 2017

Georgetown’s original collective bargaining agreement with the Service Employees International Union Local 500 is set to expire June 30. Since the contract was first ratified in October 2014, adjunct...

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Doctoral students are considering the possibility of unionizing for negotiating work contracts and health care options.

TAs Lead Discussion on Unionization

By William Zhu September 13, 2016

A group of doctoral students is exploring the option of forming a union to negotiate better work contracts for graduate students serving as teaching assistants and research assistants after an Aug....

New Congress Worries Adjuncts

By Maureen Tabet December 5, 2014

After the November midterm elections left the Republican Party firmly in control of both the House and the Senate, the change in power could halt the unionization of adjunct professors around the country,...

Unionization a No Go for GSO

By Laura Owsiany February 4, 2014

As graduate students at private institutions across the country have begun pushing for recognized unions, the Georgetown Graduate Student Organization, which primarily concerns itself with community-building,...

Unionization a No Go for GSO

By Laura Owsiany February 4, 2014

As graduate students at private institutions across the country have begun pushing for recognized unions, the Georgetown Graduate Student Organization, which primarily concerns itself with community-building,...

Adjunct Union Pursues Contracts

By Sam Abrams September 27, 2013

Following the successful unionization of Georgetown’s adjunct professors in May, the Services Employees International Union Local 500 union has been working with the university to develop a revised contract...

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