The Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees, affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, is comprised of teaching assistants, teaching associates and research assistants from across Georgetown’s 33 departments.
“Grads need living wages, adequate healthcare, and stronger protections against harassment and discrimination,” said Hailey Huget, a sixth-year graduate worker in the philosophy department.
“We call upon Georgetown to live up to its Jesuit values—which affirm the dignity of labor and workers’ right to organize—and grant us a seat at the table to bargain a fair contract,” Huget added.
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Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1922, a coal mine explosion in Spangler, Pennsylvania killed 79 workers. The mine had been rated gaseous in 1918, but at the insistence of new operators it was rated as non-gaseous even though miners had been burned by gas on at least four occasions.
Today’s labor quote is by actress Emily Blunt, who said:
"Unions are a major inconvenience to those who wish to exploit and steal from the working class."
Note: Our apologies; turns out this is a fake quote from the Everyday Working Class Hero Facebook page. As they quote Abraham Lincoln: "The problem with quotes found on the Internet is that they often are not true."