Demand 12a: GED Classes

via community letter, Nov. 11, 2015: RESOLVED Fall, 2017

"We demand that there be a student led GED program or opening Emory classes to black workers at Emory (DUC, Cliff, Maintenance). We would like for workers to take classes at Emory but understand that they have limited break time and other restrictions due to their demanding, undercompensated and under-rewarded labor. We, from our own observations, do not like the mistreatment and exploitation of DUC/Cox workers, who are also forced to endure extreme discomfort. We demand that there is better treatment of the DUC/Cox workers and more comfortable conditions for them to work under."

As a high school diploma is a prerequisite for employment at Emory University, the working group concluded that an employee GED program was unnecessary. Support mechanisms for GED study in the larger community were communicated to the handful of existing staff without high school diplomas.

Updated: August 2019