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@WAPOEXPRESS/INSTAGRAM | The final issue of the Express was published Sept. 12, resulting in layoffs but also an outpouring of support from readers.

Washington Post Ceases Production of Express Paper

Twenty staffers were abruptly laid off from The Washington Post’s free commuter paper Express when the tabloid permanently ceased production Sept. 12.  The paper laid off the Express staffers with little prior notice when Executive Editor Dan Caccavaro called an unplanned meeting of the whole Express staff Wednesday, Sept. 11,[Read More…]

by September 20, 2019 0 comments City 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

VIEWPOINT: Graduate Students Deserve a Seat at the Table

At a time when national publications like The Atlantic speak of a “Republican war on college,” it is imperative that graduate workers have a say in their wages, hours and working conditions. Over the past year, the Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees — a group of master’s and doctoral students[Read More…]

by November 29, 2017 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top

Student Health Advisory Board to Launch Next Semester

A student health advisory board is set to launch next semester as a platform for students to voice health concerns on campus. Administrators originally planned to establish the board this semester, a plan that was announced in February but did not come to fruition. The university now plans to get[Read More…]

by November 10, 2017 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
The Georgetown Solidarity Committee rallied in 2015 to support Aramark employees during contract negotiations with Aramark management.

GSC Demands Workers’ Rights

As the union representing facilities workers continues contract negotiations with the university, student advocacy group Georgetown Solidarity Committee has accumulated more than 400 signatures from members of the community on a petition to push the university to address a series of contract demands, including a 5 percent raise and further[Read More…]

by October 7, 2016 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top

EDITORIAL: Athletes Deserve Recompense

The NCAA is back in the spotlight for recently announced plans to relocate seven championship events from the state of North Carolina throughout the 2016-17 academic year due to a discriminatory law against transgender individuals — House Bill 2 law, passed in the state in March earlier this year. The[Read More…]

by September 20, 2016 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
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 4, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News
Workers Speak Out Against Leo’s Changes

Workers Speak Out Against Leo’s Changes

In the wake of a two-year-long unionization effort and a series of broad dining changes this summer, workers atO’Donovan Hall are dissatisfied with their relationship to their employer, ARAMARK Higher Education. Employees say that ARAMARK has changed shifts and reassigned duties within the dining hall in order to minimize the number of workers to whom[Read More…]

by September 18, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News

Unionization Brings Better Contract

Contract negotiations between the Georgetown University Dining Services employees’ union and its employer, Aramark Higher Education, had been left hanging for over a month when workers decided to demonstrate in O’Donovan Hall on Jan. 28. After the rally, conversations immediately resumed and a tentative three-year contract agreement was reached Feb.[Read More…]

by April 27, 2012 0 comments News

Uniting Georgetown Behind Leo’s Workers

Georgetown has had a long history of activism, with many students vocally supporting social justice and equal rights. This remarkable commitment was on show again last week as students joined in solidarity with dining workers in their ongoing negotiations to unionize. As reported in The Hoya last Friday, dining workers[Read More…]

by February 25, 2011 0 comments Opinion