Now is the time for you to make your voice heard. Last week we closed our Bargaining Survey. The top four issues flagged by respondents were (1) increased compensation, (2) dental and vision coverage, (3) expanded health insurance coverage, and (4) lower out-of-pocket expenses for health insurance. But, as we looked through people’s responses to the survey, we were startled to learn 44% of respondents have skimped on food or skipped meals altogether due to cost, 19% said they've experienced discrimination, harassment, or interpersonal hostilities on the job, and 69% said that they've skipped or delayed medical care because of cost or lack of access.
These results underscore why we voted by a margin of 555-108 (83.7%) to unionize last November.
Voting will be open until 5 PM on Thursday, February 7. You can vote for up to six nominees in each category. The top six vote-getters in each category (where possible, including at least one master’s and one doctoral nominee) will be elected to the BC. The Election Committee will announce the results of the election on Friday, February 8.
In the coming months, the BC will meet with representatives from the administration to negotiate a contract that truly reflects your contributions to Georgetown and addresses the issue that you--and hundreds of graduate workers like you--raised in our Bargaining Survey. It is important that we hear from as many graduate workers as possible as we continue our campaign for graduate worker rights at Georgetown. Now is the time for you to make your voice heard.