Tag: GAGE

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…

GAGE and university agree to union election

GAGE and university agree to union election

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04/02/2018

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 of Arts and Sciences. The election, set for this spring, will ask eligible students to vote by secret ballot on whether they wish to be…

University begins negotiating union election for grad students

University begins negotiating union election for grad students

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02/04/2018

The Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees (GAGE), the university’s union of graduate students who work for their departments, came one step closer to official recognition from the school on Thursday. University administrators informed GAGE representatives that they are preparing to agree to a union election arbitrated by a third party. GAGE represents graduate students who…

Georgetown Must Recognize Graduate Student Union

Georgetown Must Recognize Graduate Student Union

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01/17/2018

Last month, Georgetown University declined to voluntarily recognize the Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees (GAGE), a graduate student workers’ union. Over 50 percent of graduate student workers, or graduate students who work for the university, sometimes as a necessary part of their degree program, signed documents of support to create the formal union. However, Provost…

GAGE holds rally in support of unionization

GAGE holds rally in support of unionization

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12/07/2017

Graduate students gathered for a rally in Red Square on Dec. 7 to protest the university’s decision not to voluntarily recognize their union. The rally consisted of speeches from graduate students and allies, planting of 800 flags around the John Carroll statue to symbolize the 800 graduate students on campus, and a march to the…

GAGE Delivers Unionization Petition to DeGioia’s Office

GAGE Delivers Unionization Petition to DeGioia’s Office

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11/01/2017

Members of the Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees (GAGE) delivered a letter to the office of university President John DeGioia declaring their intention to unionize. The letter was delivered following a rally on Copley Lawn to celebrate reaching majority support for unionization among graduate student employees. The university now has the choice of whether or…

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