Articles tagged: GAGE


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GAGE claims university is stalling arbitration process, delaying COVID-19 protections for graduate workers

The Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees (GAGE) claims university administrators are stalling ongoing arbitration proceedings, which need to be completed before the union can negotiate further COVID-19 protections for graduate... Read more

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Senate supports graduate student union, appoints member working positions

At its second meeting of the term on Oct. 4, the GUSA Senate unanimously passed its first piece of legislation, agreeing to sign and support an open letter from GAGE... Read more

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Georgetown graduate workers’ union seeks arbitration over COVID-19 concerns, says university violated contract

The Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees (GAGE) announced that it was pursuing arbitration with university administrators over bargaining disputes regarding COVID-19 protections for graduate workers on Sept. 18.  The union... Read more

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GUSA, graduate student union rally to demand a more equitable reopening plan

The Georgetown University Student Association (GUSA) and Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees (GAGE) held a joint rally to demand a more equitable fall reopening plan on Aug. 21. The rally... Read more

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‘How close we got’: The Georgetown RA union that almost was

When Andrew Adams (NHS ’20) and Chad Gasman (COL ’20) graduated Georgetown this spring, they left behind a movement that never fully came to fruition.  The pair helped lead the... Read more

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Graduate workers’ union accuses Georgetown of not fairly negotiating COVID-19 protections

The Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees (GAGE) entered their third collective bargaining meeting on the Fall 2020 reopening plan with university administrators on Aug. 6; however, they did not reach... Read more

On The Pandemic

On The Pandemic: How COVID-19 affects international graduate students

"In light of these struggles, the COVID-19 pandemic has made me question the university’s real commitment to the global character it parades around."

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Georgetown graduate student union secures first contract with university

The Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees (GAGE) reached a tentative labor deal with the university on May 1. The three-year agreement, which secures pay raises, additional protections for victims of... Read more

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Jesuits And The Church Support Workers — So Why Doesn’t Georgetown?

March 4 marks a year of contract bargaining between Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees (GAGE) and the university, but the future of that contract still seems uncertain. Wages, healthcare, benefits,... Read more

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Harassment reporting structures are broken—GAGE provides a solution

My years at Georgetown as a PhD student were undoubtedly the most difficult years of my life. This was not because of the rigor of coursework and research activities, as... Read more

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Bargaining for the Future

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... Read more

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GAGE rallies for labor contract

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... Read more

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Students, administration discuss Campus Climate Survey results

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... Read more

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Graduate Employees’ Union Begins Third Round of Negotiations with University

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.... Read more

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Graduate students vote in favor of unionization

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... Read more

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Unionization vote enters last day

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... Read more

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GAGE holds phone bank to prepare for upcoming election

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... Read more

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GAGE election to be held in November

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... Read more

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GAGE announces election, next step in unionization

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).... Read more

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GAGE and university agree to union election

Georgetown University and the Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees (GAGE) signed an agreement today to hold a union election for graduate student teaching and research assistants in the Graduate School... Read more