Graduate worker unionization efforts at Georgetown made progress late last week after the university committed to recognizing the student workers’ right to unionize. Georgetown said that it’s prepared to sign a groundbreaking agreement for a third-party union election for graduate students, and that it will respect the outcome regardless of whether the NLRB reverses its ruling on the eligibility of graduate students to join a union. As a result, the action originally planned for 5:30pm today has been cancelled. The grad workers have been organizing with the Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees, affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers. More details are expected soon.
photo: GAGE rally in December of last year