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Workers’ Rights Institute Executive Director Mark Gaston Pearce presents opening testimony at a House Committee on Education and Labor hearing. Photo courtesy of the Committee.

Workers’ Rights Institute Director Testifies at Congressional Hearing on Labor Organizing

September 21, 2022 Labor Law Faculty

Union activity is currently surging in the United States. Efforts to organize workers at large companies like Starbucks and Amazon have captured imaginations and dominated the headlines for months. According to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), in the first three quarters of the current fiscal year, union representation petition filings rose 58% over last year.

The bonds formed at RISE Orientation continue throughout law school. During the 2022 Commencement celebrations, the RISE fellows who first came to campus in 2019 reconnected at a reception.

Meet Our New RISE Director

August 11, 2022 Campus News

RISE, a program that helps incoming students from backgrounds underrepresented in law schools and the legal profession thrive at Georgetown Law and later succeed in their legal careers, has a new leader.