Articles tagged: Facilities


The Rats Don’t Run This City, But Neither Do We

While Georgetown University may have just introduced its new, living, Jack the Bulldog, the Hilltop’s unofficial mascot also remains alive and well. Maybe it’s time we abandon our Hoya moniker... Read more


Facing managerial hostility, Georgetown’s facilities workers reveal deteriorating work environment

Many long-time facilities workers consider the last year one of the worst for labor relations in recent memory.


Facilities workers ask Georgetown for more transparent communication

While Georgetown relies on its many facilities workers to have a clean and functioning campus, some are concerned about new changes in Georgetown’s policies and lack of communication from their... Read more


Facilities staff rejects contract

Georgetown’s Facilities Management staff voted on Nov. 16 not to accept the contract negotiated for them by the university and their union, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 1199. Negotiations... Read more


Employees raise labor concerns in HFSC

Georgetown’s facilities management has not hired additional custodial staff to clean Healey Family Student Center (HFSC) since its opening in Sept. 2014, according to employees. Night shift workers say they... Read more


GSC denied access to union negotiations

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... Read more


Charging in Progress: Georgetown’s campus and global energy impact

In September 1984, Georgetown turned on the photovoltaic array atop the Bunn Intercultural Center. Composed of 4,464 solar panels divided into 10 subarrays spanning almost 36,000 square feet, the ICC... Read more


Wrong on so many levels: The Sorry State of our Facilities

When I was a freshman, I was a proud resident of New South 4, home to Jack the Bulldog. Jack was the floor pet and we all loved playing with... Read more