The flags represented every graduate worker at the university who has been denied their rights.
“Georgetown does not get to decide whether we have a union or not—we do,” said Hailey Huget, a member of the Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees, affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers.
AFT president Randi Weingarten joined the rally, saying “The grad workers and the Georgetown community are rising up, and we will have their backs every step of the way in their fight.”
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Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1886, a small group of Black farmers organized the Colored Farmers’ National Alliance and Cooperative Union in Houston County, Texas. They had been barred from membership in the all-White Southern Farmers’ Alliance. Through intensive organizing, along with merging with another Black farmers group, the renamed Colored Alliance by 1891 claimed a membership of 1.2 million.
Today’s labor quote is by Mark Twain, who said:
“It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.”
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