Three years later, remembering the Leo’s labor union struggle

Tuesday night, students, alumni and workers gathered in the Kennedy Multipurpose Room to discuss the state of labor rights at Georgetown in an event hosted by the Kalmanovitz Initiative. A variety of topics, including the pristine reputation of… Read More

Georgetown adjunct professors vote to unionize

This past weekend, Georgetown’s adjunct professors voted in favor of forming a union with the local branch of Service Employees International Union, SEIU Local 500. The election was conducted by the National Labor Relations Board. 311 of the… Read More

Adjunct professors set to vote on unionization

The Service Employees International Union of the D.C. metro area filed for an election to the National Labor Relations Board in an ongoing effort to form a union of adjunct professors on the hilltop. This motion marks significant… Read More

SEIU Local 500 seeks to unionize adjuncts at Georgetown

This semester, Service Employees International Union¬†commenced a unionization campaign with Georgetown’s adjunct professors. Last Friday, Provost Robert Groves sent an email to faculty at Georgetown acknowledging the possibility of unionized adjunct professors and encouraging faculty to report any… Read More

Unionizing Leo’s workers stage demonstration during lunch hour

Shortly after 12:30 p.m. today, Leo’s workers, who are in the process of negotiating a union contract with Aramark, staged a demonstration on the upper floor of the dining hall. Coinciding with chicken-finger Thursdays and a day when… Read More

Georgetown Aramark workers’ union certified

A union of Georgetown University’s Aramark workers was officially certified this week, marking the end of nearly two months of negotiations between Aramark, which operates several food service locations at Georgetown, and Unite Here, a union that represents… Read More

BREAKING: Aramark employees at GU plan to unionize

Aramark employees told their management on Feb. 9 that they intend to unionize as a part of Unite Here, a foodservice union. The announcement comes after more than a year of clandestine planning by Aramark workers, who were… Read More

Russell Athletics reverses questionable labor decisions after universities protest

Last year, after protests by Solidarity over alleged violations of workers’ rights in Honduras, Georgetown joined several other universities in dropping its contract with sports gear manufacturer Russell Athletic.¬† It seems the collective boycott worked: Russell just announced… Read More