Around 60 members of the Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees gathered on Copley Lawn to deliver the letter to DeGioia requesting greater representation in negotiating a new contract.
The letter calls for a formal response from the university by next Wednesday. Rachel Pugh, senior director for strategic communications, said the university is “carefully reviewing their request.
GAGE seeks to “ensure a work environment that lives up to Georgetown’s values as a Catholic and Jesuit university,” according to the letter. GAGE asks Georgetown to uphold its Just Employment Policy, which was adopted in 2005 “to respect the rights of employees to vote for or against union representation without intimidation, unjust pressure, undue delay or hindrance.”