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Graduate Employees’ Union Begins Third Round of Negotiations with University

Graduate Employees’ Union Begins Third Round of Negotiations with University

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04/27/2019

The Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees (GAGE) entered its third round of negotiations with the university on April 8. GAGE represents the unionized interests of graduate students—including master’s and Ph.D. students, teaching assistants, teaching associates, and research associates across the Main Campus and Medical Center. GAGE was formed in November 2018 following an overwhelming vote…

Graduate students vote in favor of unionization

Graduate students vote in favor of unionization

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11/09/2018

Graduate students voted 555-108 to unionize and be represented by the Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees (GAGE) in affiliation with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). The results of the election were announced to the campus community this morning in an email from Provost Robert Groves and Edward Heaton, executive vice president for Health Sciences,…

GAGE holds phone bank to prepare for upcoming election

GAGE holds phone bank to prepare for upcoming election

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11/02/2018

In an ICC conference room on Oct. 31, volunteers for the Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees (GAGE) made calls to voters in the upcoming graduate student worker unionization election being held Nov. 5 to Nov. 8. Approximately 1,000 graduate students will vote on whether to formally recognize GAGE as their union. If a majority votes…

Teacher Walkouts Show Unfair Conditions

Teacher Walkouts Show Unfair Conditions

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04/13/2018

Teachers across the country are walking out of classrooms for better pay and support from their state governments. Starting in West Virginia, where a nine-day strike resulted in a 5 percent pay raise for teachers, and spreading to Oklahoma and Kentucky, teachers are mobilizing to protest poor pay, bad benefits, and cuts to school budgets….

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