Fill out the GEO’s new survey and tell us about your experiences at work!
The GEO will begin bargaining for a new contract in early 2015. Tell us about your working conditions, health care, and financial hardship—you can fight for a stronger contract that addresses your concerns! 
Your answers will be kept anonymous and confidential. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at
Dear GEO members,
The GEO is launching a campaign for a stronger contract, and we invite you to join us as we fight for better wages, working conditions, and fewer fees for graduate workers. We plan to officially begin contract negotiations with the University in the Spring of 2015.
You can get involved by coming to the first Bargaining Research Committee Meeting at the GEO Office (815 W. Van Buren, Suite 203) at 3 pm on Wednesday, June 4.
If you are interested and have questions or can’t make a meeting, you can contact Becky Bivens (Bargaining Chair)
In Solidarity,
Becky Bivens
PhD Student, Art History
What do members involved with bargaining do? They may invest a little or a lot of
their time by…
-Researching wages, fees and tuition differentials, healthcare and trans-health
issues, sexual harassment, anti-discrimination, etc.
-Building a survey to find out what our membership wants
-Distributing the survey and talking with fellow members
-Helping develop a new platform of demands for the next contract
-Organizing teach-ins, rallies, and demonstrations
-Collectively writing a new contract (beginning in the Fall)
-Participating in negotiations (beginning in the Spring)