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

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GEO Strike 2018 Day 1


***February 26, 2018 --  196 days since our contract expired on August 15th -- GEO STRIKE 2018 DAY 1***

Good morning! Today’s weather is expected to be sunny and breezy, with a high of 55 °F (12.7 °C). What a lovely day for a strike!

Our picketing shifts are from 8-10:15 am, 10 am-1 pm, 12:45 pm-3 pm and 2:45-5 pm. Please arrive for your picket shift(s) at least 15 minutes early. Meet at the Eternal Flame Pillar in between the English Building and Lincoln Hall on the Main Quad to receive your picketing location assignment. Everyone, GEO member or not, is welcome to join us on the picket line. Be sure to sign in and out with your picket captain once you are assigned!

To sign up for more picket shifts, please use our new form on Airtable. (Re-submitting shifts is not necessary.)

Strike support stations will be located at Foreign Languages Building (FLB), Henry Administration Building (HAB), and Lincoln Hall. These stations will have snacks, water, coffee/tea/hot chocolate (at 8am and 2pm), first aid supplies, sign-making supplies, swag, and more! Childcare will be located in the Channing Murray Foundation (1209 W Oregon St, Urbana).

Photo policy: Photos are allowed. If you do NOT want to be included in photos, please notify your picket captain.

Pet policy: All friendly pets are allowed (and encouraged!) on the picket lines. We will have swag for pet photos at the support stations.

We will rally at noon in front of Foellinger Auditorium, to coincide with an undergraduate walkout. We will rally again at 5pm in front of Swanlund Administration Building


As always, please remember to follow the basic picketing rules: be respectful (no harassment, no littering, etc.), be safe (no weapons, if you are harassed call 911, etc.), and most importantly, be joyful!

See you on the lines! Remember: The university works because we do. Together, we can win a fair contract!

In Solidarity,

Graduate Employees’ Organization

809 S. 5th St., Geneva Room

Champaign, IL 61820

Phone: 217-344-8283





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This is a newsletter for members about our recent news and events. The Graduate Employees’ Organization (GEO), IFT/AFT local 6300, AFL-CIO, is a member-run labor union and represents Teaching and Graduate Assistants (TAs and GAs) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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