Updates

UIC, GEO reach tentative agreement to end strike

Dear campus community, We are pleased to announce that the University and the Graduate Employees Organization have reached tentative agreement on a final contract, ending a strike that began March 19. The agreement…

GEO strike update, April 1

Dear faculty, staff and students: After six bargaining sessions since the strike began on March 19, the University and the Graduate Employees Organization have made very little progress to come to an agreement,…

Message from leadership regarding GEO negotiations

Dear Faculty, Students, and Staff, Many of you have been expressing your support for our graduate and teaching assistants during the GEO strike. We share your concern about their important role. Furthermore, we…

GEO strike update, March 22

Dear Campus Community, On Thursday and Friday, the University and GEO met for negotiations with a federal mediator. On Thursday, the two teams arrived on time, were located in separate bargaining rooms, and…

GEO strike, March 19

Dear Campus Community, The UIC Graduate Employees Organization, the union representing 1,600 graduate employees in collective bargaining negotiations, has declared an indefinite work stoppage beginning Tuesday, March 19. The bargaining teams are scheduled…

Message to Deans regarding possible GEO strike

Dear Deans, We are anticipating there will be a GEO strike tomorrow, though bargaining continues throughout today.  I ask you to look carefully at this website, geobargaining.uic.edu, which has a lot of information and…

Withholding of Pay for Absences Due to Strike Participation

Dear Graduate Employee, During this period of negotiations with the Graduate Employees’ Organization (GEO), it is important to state that we highly value the services which Teaching Assistants and Graduate Assistants provide for…

Message concerning negotiations with GEO union

Dear Campus Community, I write today to update you on the status of the ongoing Graduate Employees Organization (GEO) contract negotiations. We recognize and appreciate the importance of graduate assistants to the research…