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

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
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:

To nominate yourself, please send an e-mail with a short biography and the position you’re running for to the Elections Committee at 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

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: