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Monday, March 28, 2005

Hunger Strikers Win Raises, Privileges for Campus Workers

Mar 28 - After years of organizing and agitating that culminated in a nine-day hunger strike, students at Georgetown University won higher wages for the contract janitors, food workers and security personnel at their school. Late last Wednesday night, school administrators caved to almost all of the demands from the Georgetown Living Wage Coalition, including significant raises for the lowest-paid workers on campus; access to English as a Second Language courses, the library, and campus shuttles; and the right to unionize without intimidation.


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