Layoffs have begun.

Late last week, eleven workers at GW lost their jobs. The Faculty Association learned that the administration immediately made their email addresses inoperative, leaving them unable to  contact any of their colleagues. At least some of these employees were involved in the reopening plans for fall, and after they were fired, GW asked at leastContinue reading “Layoffs have begun.”

Petition for employee control over safety in the fall semester

We are thrilled that nearly 200 members of the GW faculty have signed the pledge, which commits us to solidarity in protecting GW by fighting the layoffs and furloughs of those people who support its mission of research and teaching. Now, we take a further step to declare our solidarity and to secure the futureContinue reading “Petition for employee control over safety in the fall semester”

A GW Pledge to Act for the Common Good

On June 4th, the GWU Faculty Association received confirmation in an email from President LeBlanc that senior leadership believes layoffs at GW cannot be avoided. While layoffs have yet to be officially announced, such an announcement is seemingly imminent. Our friends in the senate tell us that there are administration task forces considering both facultyContinue reading “A GW Pledge to Act for the Common Good”

pssst…

There is no financial crisis at GW (pass it on) Since our last meeting and communication about the Faculty Association’s pledge, we’ve received requests for talking points about GW’s financial situation. We share these points below. For those of you who have signed, we hope these points help you keep your commitment to stop layoffs.Continue reading “pssst…”

LeBlanc has confirmed there will be layoffs. Now is the time for each of us to fight them in every way we can.

We have received some very alarming information from President LeBlanc. On Thursday, in a response to our email of May 18, LeBlanc wrote to us that “we won’t be able to continue to avoid layoffs any longer.” We reproduce President LeBlanc’s email and our own response below. As you know, and as we wrote toContinue reading “LeBlanc has confirmed there will be layoffs. Now is the time for each of us to fight them in every way we can.”