Are you an international worker at UIC? Then maybe you heard that the newly implemented International Student Fee is going to increase from $80 to $130 this fall. But what is this fee used for and does the Office of International Students really need all of this money? In an effort to find out, we want to know more about how often people use the Office of International Students and for what. Your answers are totally confidential and you can fill out the survey here:

Also if you want to get more involved in fighting this fee, join the GEO International Student Worker Caucus this Monday, July 6th at 3 p.m. in the GEO office (815 W. Van Buren Suite 203). Please invite your colleagues! All are welcome.

With a bargaining session coming up that deals directly with the remaining issues, including economics like wages, fees, and health care, it’s more important than ever that GEO members fill out the Strike Survey, located here:

Your input is invaluable because it will help the bargaining team prioritize these very important remaining issues. Ultimately it’s your contract, so you have the say!

Once you’ve filled out the Strike Survey, join your colleagues for the General Membership Meeting on Wednesday, February 6th from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm in the Hull House Dining Hall (800 S. Halsted St.). There will be a bargaining report back from Monday’s session, a discussion of survey results, and an open discussion of what next steps you the members want to take. Food will be provided, so see you there!

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