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

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Voting, May Day Event, and More!


***April 27, 2018***

Table of Contents:

  • Voting for Officers 

  • Events

  • Join a committee!

  • Connect with GEO



At our Election GMM last night, candidates for GEO officer positions were announced, read statements and a Q&A session was held. The statements for each of our candidates are linked below. Voting is at the Geneva Room of the McKinley Foundation from 9am to 5pm today (Friday, April 27th) and Monday, April 30th from 9am to 5pm: 

Candidates for Co-Presidents:

Candidates for Treasurer:

Communications Officer(s)

Grievance Officer(s)

Solidarity Officer(s)

Officers at large (3 positions)

You do not require any specialized knowledge to perform the roles associated with any positions, described in detail here. Our outgoing officers will be happy to help you transition smoothly.  To let us know you want to run for a position, or ask any questions, please contact us at!



May Day

Come out and celebrate May Day with the GEO this Tuesday, May 1 at Anniversary Plaza! We will have a rally from 12pm-1pm which will include speeches from members of various campus organizations as well as the singing of labor songs.

Date: Tuesday, May 1st

Time: 11:00am-2pm

Location: Anniversary Plaza



Stewards’ Council 

The Stewards’ Council (SC) is the primary organizing and planning body, and real “heart,” of GEO. This is where representatives from across campus come together to discuss membership needs. Become a steward and help GEO organize across campus! We meet every Tuesday from 5:30-7pm in the GEO office. 

Grievance Committee

Just after a contract is signed is the busiest time for the Grievance Committee. They are working hard defending members who haven’t been allowed to make up hours, who faced intimidation, and who are already experiencing violations of the new contract. As one of our smallest committees, they could use your help doing this essential work! If you are interested in joining the Grievance Committee, email No special knowledge is required.

Communications Committee

The Communications Committee produces GEO-Ls and flyers, responds to interview requests, manages GEO’s social media, orders swag, and more! We could use people with all varieties of skill sets, so don’t be afraid if you’re not a writer or graphic designer -- we’d love to have you!

Solidarity Committee

The Solidarity Committee performs crucial outreach both within and outside of the labor community. SolComm is an important committee within GEO, and could use some more members! If you are interested in joining the Solidarity Committee, please email No special knowledge is required. 




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In Solidarity,

Graduate Employees’ Organization

809 S. 5th St., Geneva Room

Champaign, IL 61820

Phone: 217-344-8283



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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