– April 1st, 2022 –
Voting closed earlier today and the results were decisive. A larger percentage of members came out to vote to authorize a strike than in 2019 and 97% of voters voted to authorize. The message was loud and clear–GEO is ready to strike, and we will win.
Read the letter from GEO’s president, Jared O’Connor, to the membership below:
Dear members of GEO,After three days of in-person and virtual voting to authorize a strike, the results are finalized!We had a large percentage of our membership turning out for the vote and overwhelmingly our members voted in FAVOR to authorize a strike if necessary.This means that the membership has authorized the GEO steering committee to call a strike if it becomes necessary.Thank you to everyone who voted in this important matter. We are proud of the membership turnout and believe these numbers show the commitment of our members to fight for a living wage, elimination of fees, and protections for survivors. Our union is only as strong as our membership, and our union is strong!We will be meeting with the university for our next Bargaining Session on Thursday 4/7 from 12-6pm. We hope the university’s proposals will reflect the will of our membership. The link for this meeting will be available in our weekly newsletter.But for now, we hope you enjoy your weekend!In solidarity,Jared O’Connor