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For Immediate Release: UIC GEO Calls for a Strike Authorization Vote

For Immediate Release: UIC GEO Calls for a Strike Authorization Vote April 18, 2013 Last night at the General Membership Meeting, the GEO voted to begin a Strike Authorization Vote. If passed, the vote would authorize an elected Strike Committee to call for a strike of Teaching and Graduate Assistants at UIC. The vote was Read More →

IMMEDIATE RELEASE: IMPENDING STRIKE PLANNED BY UIC GRADUATE UNION

Chicago, IL- On Friday, April 5th, the 1,500 member Graduate Employee’s Organization at the University of Illinois at Chicago, a labor union representing graduate student employees at UIC, filed a notice of intent to strike with the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board after ten months of acrimonious, sometimes explosive, bargaining. The nearly unanimous vote authorizing this move came Read More →

For Immediate Release: UIC Grad Employees Ramp Up the Pressure: “Work With Us! Don’t Make Us Strike!”

For Immediate Release Contact: Jessi Holzman Telephone: 224-645-9700 Email: jessi.holzman@gmail.com UIC GRAD EMPLOYEES RAMP UP THE PRESSURE “WORK WITH US! DON’T MAKE US STRIKE!” Chicago— At 1:30pm on Wednesday, March 13th, the Graduate Employees’ Organization, a labor union representing graduate student employees at UIC, will hold their second rally in the UIC Quad as a response to Read More →

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: UIC Graduate Employees Make Their Voices Heard

UIC Graduate Employees Make Their Voices Heard Chicago— At noon on Tuesday, February 26th, the Graduate Employees’ Organization, a labor union representing graduate student employees at UIC, called their members to action. Graduate employees, faculty, students and community supporters showed their solidarity- amidst blistering winds and snow blown faces- and demanded that the University present their graduate employees Read More →

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: UIC Graduate Employees Show Their Strength

UIC Graduate Employees Show Their Strength Chicago— At noon on Tuesday, February 26th, the Graduate Employees’ Organization, a labor union representing graduate student employees at UIC, will be rallying in the UIC Quad urging the administration to be more reasonable at the bargaining table. Graduate employees have been without a contract for the past six Read More →

For Immediate Release: Frustrated UIC Graduate Employees Bombard Chancellor with Valentines

Chicago—The Graduate Employees’ Organization, a labor union representing graduate student employees at UIC, has been without a contract for the past six months. This has resulted in a wage freeze for their approximately 1,500 members. The primary points of contention include high healthcare premiums, low wages, and increasing fees. Graduate employees have demanded that their Read More →

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