GEO Local 6300 IFT/AFT AFL-CIO at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Our union is only as strong as its members.

GEO’s ability to affect change is directly proportional to its number of card-signed members. GEO membership is open to all graduate students, regardless of employment status. To become a member please fill out the following form; GEO will contact you to arrange a time and place to gather your signature at your convenience. Email with any questions.


Union dues give us the funds necessary to educate new graduate students and engage in bargaining with the university. Teaching Assistants (TAs) and Graduate Assistants (GAs) pay 2% of their pre-tax wages as dues only if they are members of the Union. Research Assistants (RAs) and Preprofessional Graduate Assistants pay $8/month in dues to the Union. All others (fellowship, hourly employees, unemployed) are not required to pay dues.


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