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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…

Grad students discuss unionization at town hall

Grad students discuss unionization at town hall

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11/07/2016

Georgetown’s graduate students held a town hall on Nov. 2 for teaching assistants to discuss the possibility of unionizing in response to an Aug. 23 ruling from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in favor of graduate student unionization at private universities. During the town hall, members of the Doctoral Students’ Coalition (DSC) presented the…

Georgetown TAs consider unionization after ruling

Georgetown TAs consider unionization after ruling

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09/02/2016

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 graduate and potentially undergraduate teaching assistants and research assistants at universities and colleges like Georgetown a federally backed right to collective bargaining. The Doctoral Students…

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