Articles tagged: labor


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Howard University non-tenured, adjunct faculty approve new union contract

Professors at Howard University are seeing the beginnings of positive change in their labor negotiations with the university administration. 


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


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


‘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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Georgetown Explained: Labor relations

This article is part of a series of explainer pieces by the Voice on some of the most important topics on campus. Other articles in the series can be found... Read more


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


University begins negotiating union election for grad students

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.... Read more


GSC delivers petition in support of facilities workers

On Sept. 24, members of the Georgetown Solidarity Committee (GSC) and a group of university workers held a rally and delivered a petition with over 1,000 signatures in support of... Read more


Students protest at university negotiations with workers

On Oct. 14, undergraduates members of Georgetown Solidarity Committee (GSC), as well as several Georgetown University Law students, protested after being denied access to deliver a petition in support of... Read more


Secretary of Labor Perez discusses principles

Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez spoke the morning of Sept. 20 at Riggs Library about the importance of building a “shared prosperity” for America. Perez emphasized that Americans have choices... 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


Georgetown TAs consider unionization after ruling

On Aug. 23, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled that students working as teaching and research assistants at private universities have the right to unionize. This decision gives both... Read more


Bookstore employees not guaranteed continued employment

According to Manager of Internal Communications Maggie Moore, employees of the Georgetown Bookstore are not guaranteed continued employment under new vendor Barnes & Noble. The Barnes & Noble will become... Read more


Doctoral students confront increased work hours, no proportional rise in pay

The Doctoral Students Coalition (DSC) has been circulating a petition since March 29 asking that Dean Norberto Grzywacz, Dean of the the Georgetown University Graduate School, postpone and reconsider changes... Read more