Over 100 Georgetown students joined Aramark employees in a march on February 18th to demand better working conditions for the food service workers at Hoya Court. The march ended at the Aramark office on Georgetown’s campus with the delivery of two petitions...
One demands union representation for the workers under UNITE HERE and was signed by 83% of Hoya Court employees. The other petition, signed by over 2,000 students and community members, supports the renegotiation of work conditions for workers at Leo’s, one of the restaurants at the Hoya Court. Those conditions include a 40-hour paid work week, an increase in health care benefits, protection of immigrant workers, anti-discrimination rules and greater involvement in food sustainability discussions on campus. UNITE HERE is the same union that Aramark workers from Leo’s, Cosi and Starbucks joined in March 2011. Negotiations regarding the workers’ demands were scheduled to begin last Friday.