I respect my colleagues and value shared governance

I pledge to oppose layoffs and furloughs of GW employees because:

I respect my colleagues and value the important work they do.

I believe in shared university governance.

The GW administration has forfeited its credibility by disrespecting these principles time and again.

I do not believe the GW administration when it asserts layoffs and furloughs are necessary to secure GW’s future.

The GW administration has continued to hire highly paid administrators despite declaring a freeze on hiring and merit raises for the rest of us.

The GW administration has instituted a RAC consisting of a few highly paid administrative cronies that decides which jobs are worthwhile.

The GW administration is mandating that faculty members teach face-to-face despite the ongoing pandemic and its lethal health risks.

The GW administration has done nothing of consequence to support Black Lives Matter or to transform the operations of the GWPD.

The GW administration is using the pandemic as cover to transform our university according to its own priorities.