The Graduate Employees’ Organization (GEO), the union that represents at Teaching Assistants and Graduate Assistants at UIC, is holding its first General Membership Meeting (GMM) of the 2013/14 academic year on Wednesday, October 16 at 5:30pm in Lecture Hall F4. The GEO’s latest campaign on financial accessibility will be presented along with the GEO’s discretionary budget, which will be put to a vote of the membership. All TAs and GAs are strongly encouraged to attend.
The Intent to Strike vote passed almost unanimously at tonight’s general membership meeting. This means that GEO will file a notice of intent to strike with the state labor board tomorrow. The membership also elected a strike committee, who will present one or more strike plans at the next GMM.
Meanwhile, organizing for a possible strike continues tomorrow at an emergency Stewards’ Council meeting at 1:30pm at the GEO office (815 W. Van Buren, Suite 203; use the Halsted entrance). All Stewards are strongly encouraged to attend and all GEO members are welcome.