This evening recognized the Georgetown Aramark workers’ successful campaign–supported by students, faculty, and faith leaders–to form a union in the spring of 2011. Student groups including the Georgetown Solidarity Committee, the NAACP, Georgetown College Democrats, MEChA, and EcoAction were actively involved in building a community of support around the workers at Leo’s and other campus food service providers. The community continued to stand behind the workers as they used their collective voice on the job to negotiate their first contract with Aramark. Worker and student panelists shared stories of what it meant to come together as a union, and what it meant to be one Georgetown.
Co-sponsored by the Georgetown Solidarity Committee, Georgetown MEChA, Center for Social Justice and Georgetown College Democrats.