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May 25th, 2023

It’s been a huge year for higher education unions. We’ve seen a tremendous number of new grad worker unions form since last April, as well as grad and faculty strikes.

April 10th, 2023

GEO stands in solidarity with the JACSW workers who are protesting the 1,080 horus of unpaid labor they perform as part of their degree requirements.

Updated Constitution Passes

April 3rd, 2023

The Steering Committee has taken the time to modernize our constitution. At the GMM on 4/13, members unanimously passed the new constitution.

April 3rd, 2023

Next year's SC has been election.  You can see the results here.

April 3rd, 2023

The Steering Committee has taken the time to modernize our constitution. We’ll be asking members to approve the new constitution at the member meeting at 6:00pm on Thursday, April 14th, in Gallery 400 (400 S Peoria St.).

March 29th, 2023

Democracy is a core principle of GEO: we believe you should have a say in the matters that affect your life, and voting is a way to do that. We encourage you to vote in every election, but the election on April 4th is especially important.

March 8th, 2023

Over the past two weeks GEO collected survey data on grad workers’ opinions on the masking policy change. Last week we met with UIC administrators to discuss the change and its impacts on graduate workers.

February 16th, 2023

Last week massive earthquakes sparked a humanitarian crisis in Turkey and Syria. GEO sends its love and support to those impacted, both overseas and here in our communities. 

January 14th, 2023

GEO sent this guide to its members detailing the current status of bargaining as well as how to support UICUF in light of its impending strike.

January 6th, 2023

UIC United Faculty, the UIC faculty union, are set to go on strike Tuesday, January 17th. This page aims to let you know everything you need to know as a graduate worker and student during a faculty strike.

July 28th, 2022

Our strike last Spring was an incredible success. We won what we won together, as grad workers standing in solidarity. We could never have achieved what we did without the efforts of every GEO member, but that is especially true of Matt DeVilbiss.

April 29th, 2022

After 8 days on strike, GEO has settled a great contract with a suite of economic improvements and landmark contract language on supportive measures for survivors of discrimination and sexual harassment.