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New Contract Appreciation Week

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Table of Contents:

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS & EVENTS

    • New Contract Appreciation Week

  • JOIN A GEO COMMITTEE!

  • CONNECT WITH GEO!

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ANNOUNCEMENTS & EVENTS

New Contract Appreciation Week

March 9 is the one year anniversary of our GEO contract ratification. To celebrate our hard-won contract, we have planned a week of events celebrating graduate employees and the contract that we marched, chanted, and struck for. We have exciting events planned for each day next week. We hope to see you there!

All week: #GEOScavengerHunt

This is social media scavenger hunt that commemorates the places that we organized at and marched at during the strike. We can’t wait to see how you show your GEO pride all over campus!

Monday: GEO Cafe, 12-4pm, table outside the Illini Union

Grad employees can come by to have free coffee and bagels. There will be organizing trainings every hour on the hour where you can learn how to reach out to your colleagues about the union. We’ll also have new buttons commemorating the strike available for members to show their GEO pride on campus and in the community. The Communications Committee will also be looking to hear from members about why they love GEO. If you love your union, stop by and tell us why!

Tuesday: “Work-in it,” 12-4pm, Yoga 3-4pm, Illini Union rooms 405 and 407

Stretch your mind and your hamstrings with a quiet work-in in Room 405 and a yoga session from 3-4 in Room 407. Please bring your own mat.

Wednesday: Movie night with the Solidarity Committee, 7pm, at the McKinley Foundation

The Solidarity Committee and the Stewards Council will be hosting a viewing of the pro-labor film, Salt of the Earth (1954). Snacks will be provided.

Thursday: GEO on the Quad! 10am-2pm, table outside the Illini Union

Grad employees can stop by for organizing trainings every hour on the hour and to discuss their rights under the new contract where you can learn how to reach out to your colleagues about the union. We’ll also have new buttons commemorating the strike available for members to show their GEO pride on campus and in the community. The Communications Committee will also be looking to hear from members about why they love GEO. If you love your union, stop by and tell us why!

Friday: Rally (12pm, Alma Mater) and Happy Hour! (5pm, Quality)

The noon rally will feature speakers from GEO, songs, and chants. Together, we will celebrate our year-old contract and our solidarity.

At 5pm, join your GEO colleagues for a Happy Hour at Quality. We will have a contract trivia contest for GEO members. The members with the most correct answers will win Espresso Royale giftcards. Beer will be available for a limited time.

We hope to see you at these events honoring your year-old contract and your commitment to each other as members of the union.

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JOIN A GEO COMMITTEE!

We are a member-run union; we depend on the commitment of our members to stay as strong as possible. You can find details about what each committee does and how to contact them on our website. No special knowledge is required. You can also follow the calendar of events on our website for the date and time of upcoming meetings: http://uiucgeo.org/events/. Meetings are open to membership, and coming to a meeting does not commit you to joining a committee.

Upcoming meetings:

Constitutional Committee (cc@uigeo.org) - Contact email for more information

Healthcare Working Group (health@uigeo.org) - Contact email for more information

Stewards’ Council (sc@uigeo.org) - Tuesday March 5th, 5:30-7:00 pm

Finance Committee (treasurer@uigeo.org) - Contact email for more information

Solidarity Committee (solcomm@uigeo.org) - Wednesday March 6th, 5:30-7:00 pm

Grievance Committee (grievance@uigeo.org) - Wednesday March 6th, 4:00-5:00 pm

Communications Committee (commcomm@uigeo.org) - Monday March 11, 5:00-6:30 pm

Coordinating Committee (cc@uigeo.org) - Contact email for more information

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CONNECT WITH GEO!

Have comments about the GMM? Other kinds of feedback for us? We want to hear it! Reply to this email or use our anonymous google form. You can also get in touch through our website and social media:

Website: www.uiucgeo.org

Twitter: @geo_uiuc

Facebook: @uigeo  @geosolcomm

Instagram: @geo_uiuc

In Solidarity,

Graduate Employees’ Organization

809 S. 5th St., Geneva Room

Champaign, IL 61820

Email: geo@uigeo.org

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