On January 8th, Provost Robert Groves sent an email stating Georgetown University is willing to negotiate a private election for graduate worker unionization!
We’re excited to see Georgetown re-evaluated their position. This change—from being willing to challenge our legal status as workers to now being willing to negotiate a third party election—is a direct result of our collective actions and our support from faculty, alumni, undergraduates, fellow grad workers, and the Georgetown Community as a whole. Organizing works. From alumni expressing their desire to donate to our campaign rather than to Georgetown, to our coverage in the Washington Post, National Catholic Reporter, Inside Higher Ed, and The Georgetown Voice, public pressure works.
We still have a lot of work to do in order for the University to sign onto this agreement and get our vote, so we plan to keep up the pressure.
We encourage everyone in the Georgetown community who has questions about unionization to talk directly with us. Read our FAQ that was written by fellow grad workers. Come to our office hours, or reach out to us on Twitter, Facebook, or email us at GAGEorganizing@gmail.com.