The bargaining team has been unable to reach a tentative agreement with the University on any of the articles so far. We will attempt to reach an agreement again this Wednesday, August 5th from 2-5 p.m. in University Hall Room 650. If we cannot reach an agreement, we will explore the possibility of mediation. All members are welcome and while you’re at the session, you have a chance to shape and vote on all responses to university proposals. So come on over even if you can only make it for a brief time.

Plus, if you want a new and improved GEO t-shirt, let us know and we’ll bring you one! Either comment below with your size and color (black or red) or emails us at geo@uic-geo.net

If you’re an international student and worker at UIC, then the announcement about the newly implemented International Student Fee increasing from $80 to $130 must have felt like a huge, unwelcome surprise. But what is this fee used for and does the Office of International Students really need all of this money? In an effort to find out, we want to know more about how often people use the Office of International Students and for what. Your answers are totally confidential and you can fill out the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BDTCJ3M
If you’ve already filled out the survey, that’s great! Please help by forwarding this to your colleagues and encourage them to fill it out too. The more information we have, the better!

The Bargaining Committee has put together a counterproposal based on member input regarding the University’s counterproposal at the last bargaining session. They’re ready to present it at the Sixth Bargaining Session happening this Wednesday, July 8th from 12-5 p.m. in University Hall Room 650. All members are welcome and while you’re at the session, you have a chance to shape and vote on all responses to university proposals. So come on over even if you can only make it for a brief time.

Plus, if you want a new and improved GEO t-shirt, let us know and we’ll bring you one! Either comment below with your size and color or emails us at geo@uic-geo.net.

Are you an international worker at UIC? Then maybe you heard that the newly implemented International Student Fee is going to increase from $80 to $130 this fall. But what is this fee used for and does the Office of International Students really need all of this money? In an effort to find out, we want to know more about how often people use the Office of International Students and for what. Your answers are totally confidential and you can fill out the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BDTCJ3M

Also if you want to get more involved in fighting this fee, join the GEO International Student Worker Caucus this Monday, July 6th at 3 p.m. in the GEO office (815 W. Van Buren Suite 203). Please invite your colleagues! All are welcome.