Congratulations to the 2015-2016 GEO Steering Committee! The results of the Steering Committee election are as follows:

Co-Presidents: Sarah Moberg and Hale Thompson
Treasurer: Karen Cralli
Secretary: Chris Perez
Outreach Chair: Lydia Hou
Bargaining Chair: Cloie McClellan
Communications Chair: Mik Czerwinski
Grievance Co-Chairs: Marissa Baker and Jen Phillis
Chief Steward: Andrea Craft
Organizing Chair: Alyssa Greenberg

Members of the incoming Steering Committee want to remind you all about the First GEO Bargaining Session happening Wednesday, May 6th from 1-4 p.m. in UH 401. Even if you can only come for a little bit, please show up–the stronger the numbers, the greater the pressure we put on the University as we demand a fair contract!

The UIC Graduate Employees Organization calls for the University to reinstate the cancelled searches for the Diaspora, Social Justice and Human Rights, and Middle East and Muslim Societies cluster positions to demonstrate its commitment to increase diversity and interdisciplinary hiring. We reject a budget crisis that only affects the educational mission of the University yet allows for out-sized administrative salaries.

Join us for Steering Committee elections and End of the Semester social on Wednesday, April 29 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m at Dugan’s on Halsted (128 S. Halsted St. Chicago IL 60661)! Help select the officers who chair specific committees and run caucuses. Hear candidates’ ideas concerning the direction of our organization as we prepare to bargain with the university. The officers for the GEO, as given by the Constitution, are listed below. You can find descriptions for each position on our website at uic-geo.net. If you are interested in running, please contact the Elections Committee at elections@uic-geo.net by Friday, April 24th to be included on the ballot; nominations will also be taken on the floor of the meeting. Food and drinks will be provided!

The officers for the GEO are as follows:
-Two Co-Presidents
-Treasurer
-Secretary
-Grievance Chair
-Bargaining Chair
-Communications Chair
-Outreach Chair
-Organizing Chair
-Chief Steward (Officer-at-large)

If you believe in a $15 minimum wage for all workers, join the GEO in supporting the Fight for $15 on UIC Campus (601 S. Mogran st.) this Wednesday, April 15:

On April 15, we will be standing up, speaking out and fighting for fair pay at the MASSIVE rallies around the globe for the Fight for $15.

Stand with us.

If you believe that every mother who works hard for a living should make enough money to feed her kids – then stand with us.

If you believe that a man who works for a company for 5 years – every single day in a hot kitchen – and still makes $8.25 an hour, deserves a raise – then stand with us.

If you believe that it is TIME for companies that make record profits to give back to communities that support them by paying their employees enough to live – then stand with us.

Sign up now to join the Fight for $15 rally in your city on April 15. Stand with the fast food workers fighting for $15 an hour and union rights.

We’re inspired by the victories: a $15 wage in Seattle and San Francisco, a $12.25 wage in Oakland – and cities from New York to Chicago to LA clamoring to push theirs even higher.

And we believe it’s time for McDonald’s and poverty-pay corporations like them to pay their employees enough to support their families.

So, we’ll be standing up and speaking out on April 15. Will you be there with us?

Head here now to sign up and get the full details on the event closest to you.

Let’s win this thing.

Thanks,

Fight for 15

See why our Grievance chair, Becky Bivens, Bargaining Chair, became involved with the GEO. As we have filed an intent to bargain with the university we will be negotiating the terms of our new contract soon. What changes would you like to see in our lives as workers at the University of Illinois? Get involved in the process. Contact us at staff@uic-geo.net or communications@uic-geo.net.

 

Or, attend one of the following committee meetings:

Steering Committee Meeting
Monday, April 14th, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 27th, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
GEO Office (815 W. Van Buren, Suite 203)

Grievance Committee
Wednesday, April 22nd, 2:00 -3:00 p.m.
GEO Office (815 W. Van Buren, Suite 203)

Communications Committee
Thursday, April 16th, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
GEO Office (815 W. Van Buren, Suite 203)

 

 

See why our Grievance chair, Marissa Baker, and Co-President, Karen Cralli, became involved with the GEO. As we have filed an intent to bargain with the university we will be negotiating the terms of our new contract soon. What changes would you like to see in our lives as workers at the University of Illinois? Get involved in the process. Contact us at staff@uic-geo.net or communications@uic-geo.net.Karen_testimonialBaker_testimonial