Tag: GSC

GSC hosts labor activist

GSC hosts labor activist

By:
04/10/2017

The Georgetown Solidarity Committee (GSC) hosted Sophorn Yang, president of the Cambodian Alliance of Trade Unions, to speak in the Leavey Program room about conditions in Nike factories as well as actions students could take to further workers’ rights in Nike factories abroad. This event was a part of GSC’s ongoing campaign to have Georgetown…

GSC holds protest during GAAP weekend

GSC holds protest during GAAP weekend

By:
03/28/2017

Members of the Georgetown Solidarity Committee (GSC) held a protest to raise awareness of the working conditions that laborers in Nike factories faced as admitted students and their families attending GAAP weekend walked by the university bookstore in Leavey on March 24. The group passed out fliers that read, “Let Georgetown know that the class…

Office of Student Conduct upholds Nike protest sanctions

Office of Student Conduct upholds Nike protest sanctions

By:
02/25/2017

The Office of Student Conduct affirmed sanctions placed on eight members of Georgetown Solidarity Committee (GSC) who participated in the sit-in in University President John DeGioia’s office last December to protest Georgetown’s relationship with Nike. An appeals committee in the Office of Student Conduct rejected the appeal that the students filed on Feb. 1. In…

GSC Sanctions Miss the Mark

GSC Sanctions Miss the Mark

By:
02/17/2017

On Dec. 8, 2016, members of Georgetown Solidarity Committee (GSC) participated in a sit-in to protest Georgetown’s licensing contract with Nike. Eight of these students have since been found in violation of the Code of Student Conduct for unauthorized access and failure to comply with a university office or law enforcement officer. On Feb. 2,…

Student protesters from Nike sit-in receive conduct violations

Student protesters from Nike sit-in receive conduct violations

By:
02/06/2017

Eight students in Georgetown Solidarity Committee (GSC) who participated in a sit-in to protest Georgetown’s licensing contract with Nike on Dec. 8, 2016 have been found to be in violation of the Code of Student Conduct for both unauthorized access and failure to comply with a university official or law enforcement officer. The eight students…

Students stage overnight sit-in against Nike contract

Students stage overnight sit-in against Nike contract

By:
12/09/2016

Yesterday at 10 a.m., 17 Georgetown undergrads stormed into the office suite of President John DeGioia in Healy Hall to protest the university’s involvement with Nike in a sit-in. The students have vowed to sit-in until the university issues a written statement that it will not renew its licensing contract with Nike, which is set to expire…

GSC holds mock celebration on Nike issue

GSC holds mock celebration on Nike issue

By:
11/03/2016

Gathered outside the empty office of President John DeGioia this past Friday, a group of around 50 students, athletes, and prospective parents sang as they demanded for Georgetown to cut its ties with Nike. “For he’s a jolly good fellow, for he’s a jolly good fellow,– who cares about workers’ rights!” they sang. The event,…

GSC delivers petition in support of facilities workers

GSC delivers petition in support of facilities workers

By:
10/27/2016

On Sept. 24, members of the Georgetown Solidarity Committee (GSC) and a group of university workers held a rally and delivered a petition with over 1,000 signatures in support of facilities and maintenance workers and their union, SEIU Local 1199, to President DeGioia’s office. The workers are currently renegotiating their contract with the university. The…

Students protest at university negotiations with workers

Students protest at university negotiations with workers

By:
10/18/2016

On Oct. 14, undergraduates members of Georgetown Solidarity Committee (GSC), as well as several Georgetown University Law students, protested after being denied access to deliver a petition in support of workers to the bargaining committee at the negotiations between the university and SEIU Local 1199, a union that represents campus maintenance and facilities workers. At…

GSC denied access to union negotiations

GSC denied access to union negotiations

By:
09/14/2016

On Sept. 8, members of the Georgetown Solidarity Committee (GSC) were denied access to observe the negotiations between the University and SEIU Local 1199, a union that represents campus maintenance and facilities workers. No more than three GSC members at a time tried to attend the meeting throughout the day, according to Vincent DeLaurentis (SFS…

1 2
@GtownVoice Twitter
Contact

Georgetown University
The Georgetown Voice
Box 571066
Washington, D.C. 20057

The Georgetown Voice office is located in Leavey 424.

Disclaimer

The opinions expressed in the Georgetown Voice do not necessarily represent the views of the administration, faculty, or students of Georgetown University unless specifically stated.

By accessing, browsing, and otherwise using this site, you agree to our Disclaimer and Terms of Use. Find more information here: http://georgetownvoice.com/disclaimer/.