Post Tagged with: "GSC"

CHARLIE GOETZMAN FOR THE HOYA | Members of the Georgetown community rallied in honor of a tentative contract agreement between Aramark and campus food service workers.

Aramark, Food Service Workers Reach Tentative Contract

After months of negotiations, Georgetown University food service workers reached a tentative contract agreement with Aramark, the university’s food service provider, on April 15. Student activists and other community members celebrated at a victory rally in Red Square on Tuesday in honor of the tentative agreement between Aramark and Unite[Read More…]

by April 17, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
ALISON HERR/THE HOYA | Student activists from the Georgetown Solidarity Committee hung a banner in O'Donovan Hall on April 10 in support of campus food service workers negotiating their labor contract with Aramark.

Leo’s Workers Plan Protest as Contract Talks Remain Unresolved

  Campus food service workers are preparing to picket and rally outside O’Donovan Hall on April 16 after months of protest and negotiation with campus food service provider Aramark. Workers’ complaints include low wages, short break times and disrespect from their managers, according to several workers who requested anonymity because[Read More…]

by April 11, 2019 0 comments Campus News, Features, News
SOPHIA NUNN/THE HOYA |  GSC students marched to Epicurean to deliver a petition supporting better treatment of restaurant workers March 24.

Students Petition Against Poor Working Conditions at Epicurean

Members of the Georgetown Solidarity Committee called for fairer working conditions for workers at Epicurean and Company in a petition delivered to the Epicurean manager Monday. Around 15 members of GSC, a student group dedicated to promoting workers’ rights, led a march beginning in Red Square toward Epicurean on Monday[Read More…]

by March 29, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

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

VIEWPOINT: Cut the Bull at the Tavern

Over the summer, while some of us took classes, worked jobs and internships, or relaxed at home, many people who work at Georgetown University wondered whether they would have a job to return to in the fall. This August, Epicurean and Company took over management of Bulldog Tavern from Aramark,[Read More…]

by September 19, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Respect Civil Disobedience

Georgetown University should not punish students for their disobedience simply because protesters expose problems within Georgetown’s institutions. Georgetown recently vowed not to punish incoming students who were arrested during peaceful protests, joining the announced policies of peer institutions such as Dartmouth College and The George Washington University in an effort[Read More…]

by March 23, 2018 0 comments Editorial

MORETTA: Choosing Activism Over Image

As I stood at the Lincoln Memorial, a barrage of cameras flashed, desperate to capture the historic moment. The presence of the cameras was no surprise: Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) speech calling for unity and respect at the intersection of feminism could stop anyone dead in their tracks. Yet, the[Read More…]

by February 15, 2018 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
Georgetown will require Nike, Inc. to provide the Worker Rights Consortium, a labor rights group, access to supplier factories. The agreement comes after a 35-hour sit-in by the workers rights group Georgetown Solidarity Committee in December.

Mediator Joins Nike Negotiations

The university has recruited third-party mediator Don Edwards, Justice and Sustainability Associates’ CEO, to assist in the negotiations between Georgetown and Nike regarding the university’s licensing contract, which expired Dec. 31. Georgetown let the licensing contract expire following the 35-hour sit-in of President John J. DeGioia’s suite of offices staged[Read More…]

by January 31, 2017 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top

University Pledges Not to Renew Nike Contract Pending Compliance Agreement

Georgetown has committed not to renew its licensing contract with Nike unless the company allows the Worker Rights Consortium independent access and reporting of complaints regarding factory conditions, announced Chief of Staff Joseph Ferrara at 8:30 p.m. today. The announcement concluded a nearly 35-hourlong sit-in by members of the Georgetown[Read More…]

by December 9, 2016 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Members of worker's rights advocacy group Georgetown Solidarity Committee are demonstrating against Georgetown's licensing contract with Nike inside and outside the University President John J. DeGioia's suite of offices and outside Healy Hall.

Students Face Sanctions as Sit-In Continues

Eight members of the Georgetown Solidarity Committee are planning to remain in University President John J. DeGioia’s suite of offices overnight to continue their sit-in calling for the university to cut its licensing contract with Nike. The eight students from the workers’ rights advocacy group will face disciplinary sanctions for[Read More…]

by December 8, 2016 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top