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Leo’s Workers Object to Pay Discrepancy

Leo’s Workers Object to Pay Discrepancy

Several employees in O’Donovan Hall allege that they have not been paid what they were promised for completing special projects. Jeff Day, who has worked in Leo’s for almost five years,said that he has not been properly compensated for painting part of the dining hall over the summer. Day initially requested $16[Read More…]

by December 7, 2012 0 comments News
War on the Potomac

War on the Potomac

“For Georgetown itself, the war had proven to be the most serious threat to its survival as an institution.” So wrote history professor emeritus Fr. R. Emmett Curran, S.J., of the American Civil War in his book, A History of Georgetown. As soon as the fall of Fort Sumter heralded the start[Read More…]

by November 15, 2012 0 comments The Guide

GU, Pepco Prepared for Possible Strike

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Works Local 1900 union voted to reject electricity supplierPepco’s final contract offer Wednesday night, making a city-wide strike an increasingly likely possibility. According to The Washington Post, union members rejected the offer by a five-to-one ratio, with over 1,000 members turning out to vote. The union[Read More…]

by September 28, 2012 0 comments City News, News

Chicago Teachers, Leo’s Staff Highlight Union Downsides

In introductory economics courses, we are taught that every decision involves trade-offs. With that in mind, we should be wary of the simple-minded arguments in defense of unions that extend everywhere from the streets of Chicago to O’Donovan Hall. Sketching a basic history of organized labor helps to illuminate the[Read More…]

by September 18, 2012 0 comments Opinion

Raw Deal for Leo’s Workers

The creation of the Center for Social Justice was one of the crowning achievements of former University President Fr. Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J. With that in mind, one wonders how O’Donovan would react to hearing that this university has tolerated injustices in the dining hall that bears his name. From[Read More…]

by September 18, 2012 0 comments Opinion

Workers’ Union Ratifies Contract with Aramark

Georgetown University Dining Services workers ratified a three-year contract with their employer Aramark Higher Education Thursday, exactly eleven months after their union was certified. Workers from O’Donovan Hall, the Jesuit Residence, Cosi, Starbucks and the Preclinical Building’s Dr. Mug organized under the umbrella of UNITE HERE, which represents members of[Read More…]

by March 2, 2012 0 comments Campus News

Workers Union, Aramark Strike Deal

Ten months after the certification of their union, workers for Georgetown University Dining Services and their employer, Aramark Higher Education, have tentatively agreed upon a three-year employment contract. The agreement reached Tuesday between Aramark and the negotiating committee is subject to the approval of the union, which is comprised of workers in O’Donovan Hall, the Jesuit[Read More…]

by February 10, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News

Dining Workers’ Union Reaches Agreement With Aramark

Ten months after the certification of their union, workers for Georgetown University Dining Services and their employer,Aramark Higher Education, have tentatively agreed upon a three-year employment contract. The contract agreement reached Tuesday between Aramark and the negotiating committee is subject to the approval of the union, which is comprised of workers in O’Donovan Hall, the[Read More…]

by February 7, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News

Workers Rally at Lunchtime Demonstration

O’Donovan Hall employees staged a demonstration at 12:35 p.m. today to voice frustration at the slow pace of contract negotiations for their recently formed union. About 40 workers, accompanied by members of the Georgetown Solidarity Committee, gathered on the top floor of the dining hall, chanting phrases such as “What do[Read More…]

by January 26, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News

Workers’ Union Certified

Georgetown’s dining workers officially united on Tuesday when employer Aramark Higher Education certified their union, according to David Schwartz (SFS ’12), a leader in the unionization efforts that have been going on for several months. The union, which represents workers from O’Donovan Hall, the Jesuit Residence, Cosi, Starbucks and the[Read More…]

by April 7, 2011 0 comments City News, News