Momentum has been building with the “Quit Playing Games With Our Hearts, UIC” Valentine’s Day Action, the Rally for Grad Employee Rights, and the Solidarity Letters to the Chancellor and Board of Trustees President. But now isn’t the time to lay down at the bargaining table. We’ve still got fees, wages, and health care to settle!
We’ll be there from 9 am to 5 pm in UH 650.

At 11 a.m. we’ll be congregating in the UH lobby because we have a GIGANTIC letter Solidarity Letter for the Chancellor and Board President that everyone–members, allies, undergrads, faculty, staff–are invited and encouraged to come sign. We’ll sign and then all bring the letter up together. We want the foot traffic to show that people support a fair contract for grad employees!!

If you can’t make it right at 11, no worries; we still want to see you there. Plus, we’ll be live tweeting and Facebooking the events happening in the room so you’ll know when the University is in the room (always a good time to visit!) or if we’re in caucus (great to visit as well because we’ll be discussing proposals which YOU the members vote on). You can follow us on Twitter @uicgeo.

 

Quit Playing Games

With a bargaining session coming up that deals directly with the remaining issues, including economics like wages, fees, and health care, it’s more important than ever that GEO members fill out the Strike Survey, located here:http://bit.ly/Ylf4Kj

Your input is invaluable because it will help the bargaining team prioritize these very important remaining issues. Ultimately it’s your contract, so you have the say!

Once you’ve filled out the Strike Survey, join your colleagues for the General Membership Meeting on Wednesday, February 6th from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm in the Hull House Dining Hall (800 S. Halsted St.). There will be a bargaining report back from Monday’s session, a discussion of survey results, and an open discussion of what next steps you the members want to take. Food will be provided, so see you there!

RSVP on Facebook!  http://www.facebook.com/events/458333187554553/