GEO and the administration met today for the 31st time since March 1, 2018. After reaching a tentative contract agreement last night, today we reached a settlement to end the strike. The settlement forbids retaliation for participation in the strike, and it allows TAs and GAs the opportunity to make up any work hours they missed during the strike by May 3rd. What this means is nobody will have pay docked in the April paycheck, and everyone will have the right to make up lost hours between now and May 3rd to avoid having pay docked in May. Also, we expect to get our retroactive raise for this year in the May paycheck– which will be $815 added to the campus minimum for a 50% appointment.

The strike is therefore suspended and TAs and GAs should resume working. But the tentative contract agreement needs to be ratified by the members for it to be officially in effect.

We will hold a General Membership Meeting this upcoming Monday evening, 5-6:30pm, in Gallery 400 (400 S Peoria St) to discuss all the details of the tentative contract agreement and the strike settlement, and to begin voting on whether to ratify the contract. Members who can attend can then inform their coworkers who aren’t able to attend.

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