We have some inspiring news to share! Yesterday, on-campus dining hall workers affiliated with the DC Chapter of Unite Here Local 23 concluded contract negotiations with their employers, Aramark and Georgetown. Their contract includes wage raises, healthcare improvements, and workplace protections--demonstrating the real power of organizing and collective bargaining. GAGE congratulates our fellow workers on a job well done!
In that spirit, we are hosting a Working Conditions Town Hall Tomorrow, April 17th from 4:10 to 5pm in ICC 118. This will be a safe space where you can speak openly and frankly about your working conditions as we bargain over things that impact each of us. We are hoping to get a better sense of issues of workplace safety, fair treatment, and transparency that affect graduate workers.
Finally, please mark your calendars for our End of Year Member Meeting & Celebration, which will take place on Tuesday afternoon, April 30th on the Car Barn Patio. 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.
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.
GAGE Organizing Committee