GAGE Bargaining Update #3

As we approach Tax Day, our Bargaining Committee continues to meet with the administration in order to negotiate a contract for the whole person. This past Monday, the committee introduced eight proposals in total --

Notably, representatives introduced a resolution that would strengthen protections for undocumented graduate workers and transform Georgetown into a sanctuary campus. While we are proud to work at an institution that has an Undocumented Student Resources Center, we believe that a union contract should secure and expand university policies that support UndocuHoyas. Our Bargaining Committee chose to introduce this resolution during Undocuweek here at Georgetown in solidarity, as well as in the spirit of inclusion and vitality that form the core of our bargaining platform.

In addition to pursuing these equitable protections, a #ContractPersonalis must include  healthcare reform. We want to hear your stories about navigating Georgetown’s health insurance plan and your ideas about how we can improve it. Please consider attending our Healthcare Town HallTomorrow, Wednesday, April 10th at 4:10pm in ICC662. A strong union is a democratic union!

Finally, please mark your calendars for our Member Meeting and End-of-Semester BBQ, which will take place on Tuesday afternoon, April 30th on the Car Barn Rooftop. This is an opportunity for GAGE members to come together over food and drink to discuss the progress we have made and our plans for the future. We do not support a world where a contract for the whole person fails to include picnics.

If you have not already, please sign our pledge in support of GAGE’s bargaining platform. We believe that by organizing, all Georgetown graduate workers can THRIVE.

In solidarity,

GAGE Organizing Committee

P.S. Check out this cute photo from the Graduate Student Awards of GAGE members.