Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Graduate Employees' Organization, AFT/IFT Local 6300, AFL-CIO at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Authorize Strike



The Graduate Employees Organization, the union representing teaching assistants and graduate assistants. We are on the verge of calling a strike after months of unproductive bargaining sessions. Help us avoid strike and participate in the phone/email blast as described below. The more the merrier.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Miriam Larson
Date: Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 12:26 PM
Subject: [geo-stewards] FWD WIDELY: ACTION ALERT: Call and Email the UIUC
Administration To: SC

Greetings students, educators, parents and concerned citizens,

I am writing on behalf of the Graduate Employees' Organization, AFT/IFT
Local 6300, AFL-CIO at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

*Please support our effort to secure a living wage and tuition waivers for graduate employees at UIUC.* After months of negotiations and stalling by the University administration, the GEO has voted to authorize a strike as a last resort method of earning a fair contract. You can help GEO* *members and our allies hold the university administration to its stated commitment to excellence in undergraduate education *by making a phone call or sending a quick email*.
We encourage as many people as possible to call the Chair of the Board of
Trustees and the Interim Provost *before the Board of Trustees meeting in
Springfield on Thursday, November 12th.*

More information here.

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