Bargaining Session #7: Grievance Procedures, Nondiscrimination and Workplace Protections

On Tuesday our bargaining committee met with the administration for our 7th session to negotiate over issues of transparency and inclusion--namely union rights, nondiscrimination policies, workplace protections, and grievance procedures. We packed the room with GAGE members to send a clear message to the administration: graduate workers across campus support a contract for the whole person!

Two of our members shared their experience with sexual harassment in the workplace and the improper and incomplete response of the administration. Georgetown must do better. Their powerful testimony was a reminder that current policies are failing graduate workers, and that we must band together to demand a safer workplace.

Sign our 'Pledge to T.H.R.I.V.E' today, which calls for a union contract that promotes health and security for all graduate workers!

We are collecting testimonials about your experiences as graduate workers at Georgetown to share with the administration during every bargaining session. If you would like to share your story regarding any part of your working conditions, please reach out! You can reply to this email address or reach out to a member of the organizing committee.

Please keep your eyes peeled for an announcement about our next bargaining session. Attending these negotiations is a great opportunity to get to see and hear how the administration thinks and speaks about the work you do, and to support the bargaining committee with your input and experiences. Sharing our experiences makes us stronger.

In solidarity,

GAGE Organizing Committee