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

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HR Strike Form & Tax Workshop


***March 29, 2018***

Table of Contents:

  • HR Strike Form

  • Tax Workshop

  • Connect with GEO

HR Strike Form

Contract negotiations included terms that specify how graduate employees who participated in the strike may make up the work that they missed in order to avoid losing money in their paychecks. The deadline for submitting the paperwork regarding time and attendance during a strike is due on March 30. The GEO Grievance Committee continues to field questions from members and is glad to report that they have received clarification from Academic HR about filling out the form.

First, unless your department is using another form, the form you will submit can be found here:

In addition, the GEO has received clarification from Academic HR about how to fill out this form. The form only seeks to obtain the number of hours that a graduate employee is not able to make up. Therefore, if you were able to make up some hours, only record the hours that were not made up. If you were able to make up all hours missed, you may send an email to your supervisor for documentation purposes and not fill out the form.

If your supervisor is hostile or refuses to let you make up work, please contact the GEO Grievance Committee at

Tax Workshop

Trouble figuring out how to file your state and federal tax returns? Not sure how the new raises factor into your taxes? Come to this Tax Workshop! For more information, see the Facebook event here.

Date: April 3rd

Time: 5:30-7:30pm

Location: Channing Murray (1209 W Oregon St, Urbana, IL 61801)

There will be a presentation and time for questions. Contact us at with any questions. 



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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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