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Bargaining for the Future

Bargaining for the Future

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11/24/2019

Something deeply important is unfolding on the Georgetown campus this fall: the university’s graduate assistants, represented by their union, the Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees (GAGE) are negotiating their first bargaining agreement with university officials. Georgetown’s graduate assistants chose to be represented by GAGE, an affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers, by a vote…

GAGE rallies for labor contract

GAGE rallies for labor contract

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11/12/2019

The Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Educators (GAGE) hosted a rally on Monday in Red Square the day before a bargaining meeting with the university. The group delivered over 500 signed statements, according to organizers, to the provost’s office in support of the GAGE’s efforts to secure a labor contract with the university. After winning its…

Students, administration discuss Campus Climate Survey results

Students, administration discuss Campus Climate Survey results

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10/24/2019

Faculty and administration held a listening session on Oct. 21 to discuss the latest Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Misconduct Report, conducted in February 2019.  The survey had a response rate of 38.9 percent with approximately 6,100 undergraduate and graduate student respondents. Georgetown participated in the survey with 32 other universities as a…

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,…

Unionization vote enters last day

Unionization vote enters last day

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11/08/2018

Nov. 8 is the last day of for Georgetown’s graduate students to vote on whether or not they want to unionize and be represented by the Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees (GAGE) and the American Federation of Teachers. An estimated 1,100 students in the Graduate School of Arts and Science who have served as research assistants,…

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…

GAGE election to be held in November

GAGE election to be held in November

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10/22/2018

The university announced that the Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees (GAGE) unionization election will take place from Nov. 5 to Nov. 8. in an email from Provost Robert Groves and Edward Heaton, executive vice president for health sciences, that emphasized the university’s commitment to the agreement it made with GAGE on April 2. “The agreement…

GAGE announces election, next step in unionization

GAGE announces election, next step in unionization

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10/11/2018

The Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees (GAGE) announced that on Oct. 8 they had notified the university of their intent to hold an election with the American Arbitration Association (AAA). GAGE made the announcement through their Twitter account, where they added that an election was just the beginning. “Our ultimate goal is to negotiate the…

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