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)

Join your fellow GEO colleagues for the first General Membership Meeting of the Spring 2015 semester on Wednesday, February 4th from 5-7 pm (Cardinal Room, Room 329 of Student Center East).  Discuss what you’d like to work on in your union for this upcoming semester and help elect a new Secretary (the former GEO Secretary, Ben Linder, is now studying abroad and we wish him the best!). The general Secretarial duties are as follows, as outlined in the GEO Constitution:
-Attend Steering Committee meetings
-Take meeting minutes for Steering Committee meetings
-Print out minutes and maintain a physical file
-Assist in maintaining organizational files and materials
If you’re interested in running for Secretary, please email the Elections Committee at elections@uic-geo.net by Monday, February 2nd to be included on the ballot.  Nominations will also be taken on the floor of the meeting as write-in candidates.

Join your fellow GEO members for a discussion of and vote on the annual GEO budget during this General Membership meeting. We will look at the proposed discretionary budget for the 2014-2015 year and then vote on the planned budget.  It’s an important vote since this will direct what your union should focus monetary resources on for the coming year!  We’ll be in room 302 of Student Center East on Wednesday, September 17th from 5-7 pm so come one, come all.

If you’re not able to attend but are interested in looking at the planned budget, please contact the GEO at geo@uic-geo.net.

On Tuesday, April 22 from 4-5:30 pm in room 140 of Behavioral Sciences Building (BSB) the GEO is holding a general membership meeting to review the year’s activities and elect our new Steering Committee. The GMM is open to all members; the elections are open to card-signing members.

The Steering Committee is a member-run governing body of the GEO that helps to oversee other committees, plan and run events, and make decisions for the everyday functioning of the union. The list of Steering Committee officers is as follows:
Two Co-Presidents
Treasurer
Secretary
Grievance Chair
Communications Chair
Outreach Chair
Organizing Chair
Chief Steward
Bargaining Chair (At Large Officer)

For a description of each position, check out our constitution: http://uic-geo.net/mainsite/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/100416_GEO_Constitution_Revised1.pdf

To nominate yourself, please send an e-mail with a short biography and the position you’re running for to the Elections Committee at elections@uic-geo.net by Friday, April 18th in order to appear on the paper ballot. Nominations will also be accepted on the floor of the meeting as write-in candidates.

Additional voting will be held on Wednesday from 1-4 pm and Thursday from 9-2 in the GEO office (815 W. Van Buren Suite 203—enter on Halsted). Due to the impending United Faculty strike and possible SEIU strike, the additional voting locations have been moved off campus in solidarity with them. Vote!

Once the elections are over, please join your fellow members for the GEO End of Semester Social at Dugan’s on Halsted (128 S. Halsted) on Thursday, April 24th from 6-8 pm. All members are welcome.

If you have questions or concerns, please e-mail elections@uic-geo.net.

Join your fellow GEO members for a General Membership Meeting and Q&A with the director of Campus Care, David Wurster on Tuesday, February 25th from 5-7 pm in the library of the African-American Cultural Center (Addams Hall, room 200). Members will be able to ask questions and submit comments regarding their experiences with Campus Care and address what works in the current system and what needs improvement. Food will be provided, so please invite your colleagues!
Also, in preparation for the meeting, the Health Care Working Group wants to hear from you, the members, about your experiences with Campus Care, whether it be in the Family Medicine Center, talking with billing, or getting a prescription filled. Do you have specific questions, comments, or concerns that you want to address with Campus Care? Now’s your chance! Please fill out the survey by Friday, February 21st. You can access it here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/geo_health_care_survey

The Graduate Employees’ Organization (GEO), the union that represents at Teaching Assistants and Graduate Assistants at UIC, is holding its first General Membership Meeting (GMM) of the 2013/14 academic year on Wednesday, October 16 at 5:30pm in Lecture Hall F4. The GEO’s latest campaign on financial accessibility will be presented along with the GEO’s discretionary budget, which will be put to a vote of the membership. All TAs and GAs are strongly encouraged to attend.