Post Tagged with: "union"

GSC Rallies for Facilities Workers’ Rights

Georgetown Solidarity Committee members led a demonstration by around 25 students outside McShain Lounge in McCarthy Hall where contract negotiations between facilities workers and the university took place Thursday to advocate for improved wages and working conditions for facilities workers. Facilities workers and administrators have been negotiating terms for a[Read More…]

by September 23, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Former Nike worker Noi Supalai (right) and translator described her struggle to recieve fair wages.

Nike Garment Worker Speaks Out For Fair Wages

While student advocates dispute the current university contract with Nike, Inc., former Nike garment worker and union president Noi Supalai described her struggle to receive fair wages at an event in the Reiss Science Building on Friday. The 44-year-old mother of two came to Georgetown from her home in Northern[Read More…]

by March 22, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Adjunct Quits Amid Union Row

Adjunct computer science professor Matthew Devost resigned from his position Feb. 8 after refusing to pay agency fees to the Service Employees International Union Local 500, the union that represents the university’s adjunct faculty. Devost’s resignation ended his “Information Warfare” class three weeks into the spring semester. Eric Burger, the[Read More…]

by February 12, 2016 19 comments Campus News, News, News - 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
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After allegations of mismanagement on the part of Aramark, workers say that a deal on contract negotiations is imminent.

Aramark Deal Expected Tuesday

Workers at O’Donovan Hall, Hoya Court and the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center said that they have made progress in their contract renegotiations with Aramark, after their current three-year contract ended in March. Workers expect to reach a deal with Aramark at their next meeting on Tuesday. In the[Read More…]

by April 10, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

NCAA Player’s Union Raises Serious Questions of Student Rights

On Friday, Northwestern University’s scholarship football players voted whether to certify the College Athletes Players Association, a group that would be the first players’ union in college sports. If the vote fails — which I believe it will — it will be caused in large part by the university and[Read More…]

by April 29, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top
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A Next Step for DC Adjuncts

Adjunct faculty in Washington, D.C., organized through the Service Employees International Union made major progress in an attempt to create a much-needed common labor agreement. At the national town hall event hosted by Georgetown last Monday, where adjunct professors are in the process of negotiating their first union contract, 40[Read More…]

by April 1, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Talk Sheds Light on Stability

“Living Precariously: Stories from Our Community,” a panel discussion involving Georgetown University students, staff and faculty speaking about their experiences working in situations without financial stability or security in their jobs, took place Monday night in Copley Formal Lounge. Tarshea Smith, a former cashier at Leo O’Donovan Hall, described the[Read More…]

by April 1, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News

Adjunct Unionization a National Struggle

Last year, Michael Ng worked three jobs to make $34,000, and his situation is not a unique one. Ng, an adjunct professor at Seattle University, is one of the many faces of the adjunct unionization movement that is sweeping the country. But Ng, who taught at Pacific Lutheran University in[Read More…]

by November 3, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News
After Credit Card Debate, Taxi Drivers Unionize

After Credit Card Debate, Taxi Drivers Unionize

Ongoing frustrations between the District of Columbia Taxicab Commission and taxi drivers have culminated in the formation of a union and the establishment of the Washington, D.C. Taxi Operators Association, which held its first meeting Oct. 29. A crowd of more than 1,000 D.C. cab drivers and Teamsters Union members[Read More…]

by November 1, 2013 0 comments City News, News