Monday, April 11, 2011

Union Membership Grows at Jesuit University


Workers at Georgetown University’s Leo J. O'Donovan dining hall, Jesuit Residence Wolfington Hall, Cosi, Starbucks, and Dr. Mug – all run by Aramark -- have joined UNITE HERE. “We have a voice and we want to be heard,” said Cathy Anderson. “Now, we must stick together to push ahead and achieve everything we are fighting for,” added Rafael Benitez. “Things like better treatment, affordable medical insurance, and fair raises for the hard work that we do.”

After Aramark recognized the union on April 6, students and workers met to discuss the victory and first contract negotiations. The workers’ organizing effort was supported by Georgetown students and student organizations, including the College Democrats, NAACP, Solidarity Committee and MEChA. School faculty members and the administration also backed the workers, including a letter from members of the Georgetown administration to Aramark’s CEO in February, reminding the company of Georgetown's Catholic and Jesuit mission to support both human dignity in work and respect for workers' rights as well as the school’s Just Employment Policy.

More information here at America, a Jesuit publication:


Bill said...

Just so we don't forget the actions of the genius that says he graduated from Harvard.

IF any other of our presidents --
· had doubled the national debt, which had taken more than two centuries to accumulate, would you have approved?

· had proposed to double the debt again within 10 years, would you have approved?

· had criticized a state law that he admitted he never even read, would you think that he is just an ignorant hot head?

· joined the country of Mexico and sued a state in the United States to force that state to continue to allow illegal immigration, would you question his patriotism and wonder who's side he was on?

· had pronounced the Marine Corps like Marine Corpse, would you think him an idiot?

· had put 87,000 workers out of work by arbitrarily placing a moratorium on offshore oil drilling because one foreign company had an accident, would you have agreed?

· had used a forged document as the basis of the moratorium that would render 87,000 American workers unemployed would you support him?

· had been the first President to need a Teleprompter installed to be able to get through a press conference, would you have laughed and said this is more proof of how inept he is on his own and is really controlled by smarter men behind the scenes?

· had spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to take his First Lady to a play in NYC, would you have approved?

· had reduced your retirement plan holdings of GM stock by 90% and given the unions a majority stake in GM, would you have approved?

· had made a joke at the expense of the Special Olympics, would you have approved?

· had given the Queen of England an iPod containing videos of his speeches, would you have thought it a proud moment for America ?

· had bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia , would you have approved?

· had visited Austria and made reference to the nonexistent "Austrian language," would you have brushed it off as a minor slip?

· had filled his cabinet and circle of advisers with people who cannot seem to keep current in their income taxes, would you have approved?

· had stated that there were 57 states in the United States , wouldn't you have had second thoughts about his capabilities?

· would have flown all the way to Denmark to make a five minute speech about how the Olympics would benefit him walking out his front door in his home town, would you not have thought he was a self important, conceited, egotistical jerk?!

· had been so Spanish illiterate as to refer to "Cinco de Cuatro" in front of the Mexican ambassador when it was the 5th of May (Cinco de Mayo), and continued to flub it when he tried again, wouldn't you have winced in embarrassment?

· had burned 9,000 gallons of jet fuel to go plant a single tree on Earth Day, would you have concluded he's a hypocrite?

· administrations had okayed Air Force One flying low over millions of people followed by a jet fighter in downtown Manhattan causing widespread panic, would you have wondered whether they actually get what happened on 9-11?

· had failed to send relief aid to flood victims throughout the Midwest with more people killed or made homeless than in New Orleans, would you want it made into a major ongoing political issue with claims of racism and incompetence?

· had created the position of 32 Czars who report directly to him, bypassing the House and Senate on much of what is happening in America , would you have ever approved.?

· had ordered the firing of the CEO of a major corporation, even though he had no constitutional authority to do so, would you have approved?

So, tell me again, what is it about Obama that makes him so brilliant and impressive?

Can't think of anything? Don't worry. He's done all this in 26 months -- so you have 22 months to come up with an answer.

Every statement and action in this email is factual and directly attributable to Barrack Hussein Obama. Every bumble is a matter of record and completely verifiable.

Katherine said...

Every statement and action in this email is factual and directly attributable to Barrack..

Your inability to spell the President's first name correctly doesn't lead me to take anything you have written very seriously.

Larry B. said...


Please deal with the content of what Bill writes, not the incorrect spelling. It seems to me you do not have an adequate response.