At the first session yesterday, we presented the comprehensive proposal to the University. Now it’s their turn to respond. Since there are several articles with few or no changes, we’re hoping to start on those and get them out of the way. Let’s keep up the momentum with a great turnout again and join us on Wednesday, May 20th from 9 am-1 pm in University Hall Room 650! And as always, even if you’re only able to come for a short time, you’re more than welcome to attend.  Bring a friend and wear red!

GEO Files Intent to Bargain With the University 

Today, March 16th, the GEO will file its Intent to Bargain letter with the University!  What does this mean?  It means that, since the current contract expires in August of this year, we’re demanding the University meet with us to bargain a new contract.  For several months, the member-run Bargaining Committee has been hard at work considering member input from the Bargaining Survey, doing research, and writing new contract language that addresses members’ concerns.

We’re ready and we’re asking the University to join us at the table.  When the University provides us with a date for the first session, we will let the entire membership know.  This is your contract so you come have your say in negotiations! 
GEO Trivia:  Get to Know Your Contract!
With bargaining just around the corner, do you know what’s in your contract and what’s not?  Grab some colleagues to form a “pub quiz” team and test your knowledge of our contract this Wednesday, March 18th from 3-4:15 p.m. in room 603 of Student Center East (in the tower). There will be SNACKS for all and PRIZES for the winning teams,  including gift certificates to Artopolis, Jaks Tap, and the Port Center Cafe!
Check out the event on Facebook here.