Thursday, February 16, 2006

Georgetown's Bad Labor Practice

Another labor struggle in higher ed: according to the Chronicle of Higher Education*, janitors at Georgetown University (employed by a subcontractor) have conducted a card-check in which a majority signed union cards, indicating their interest in forming a union as part of SEIU. However, employers are not legally obligated to recognize unions formed through the card-check process, so Georgetown has not responded to the union in any way. The article notes that 20 Congressional Democrats have written to Georgetown to request that they do recognize the union. reports that more than 30% of all graduate students never have a mentor in graduate school. The article also reports that black students are significantly less likely than others to receive teaching and research assistantships.

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