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

Summer Financial Assistance

Table of Contents:

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS & EVENTS

    • Subsidy Application Event

    • Summer Financial Resources

  • JOIN A GEO COMMITTEE!

  • CONNECT WITH GEO!


ANNOUNCEMENTS & EVENTS

Summer Subsidy Application Event

The GEO represents around 2,700 graduate employees, but in the Summer many of those will be without an appointment. It is not unheard of for GEO members to experience food or housing insecurity. As such, we will be helping members to apply for what subsidies they qualify for, such as the following, which are determined based on your monthly pre-tax income. This event will take place in the GEO office. See the Facebook event here. The subsidies include programs like:

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (“food stamps”)

  • General Assistance (GA)

  • Housing Assistance (HA)

  • Childcare Subsidy


Summer Financial Resources

We have compiled two guides to answer frequently asked questions members have related to financial security over the summer. You can find information regarding how the university handles graduate summer assistantships and health insurance, as well as external financial aid and resources.


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

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

Stewards’ Council (sc@uigeo.org) – Tuesday, May 14, 5:30-7:00 pm

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

Solidarity Committee (solcomm@uigeo.org) – Contact email for more

Grievance Committee (grievance@uigeo.org) – Wednesday May 15, 4:00-5:00 pm

Communications Committee (commcomm@uigeo.org) – Monday May 26, 5:00-6:30 pm

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

RA/PGA Working Group (geo@uigeo.org) – Contact email for more


 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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