RAs Need a Union!
Until recently, Illinois law prevented Research Assistants from unionizing. This means that RAs at UIC aren’t guaranteed any GEO contract benefits. We want to change that!
We're organizing RAs with a petition strategy. If enough RAs sign the petition to unionize, the decision will go to a vote. If the majority of voters say "yes", RAs will be unionized and contract bargaining will begin.
Want to help unionize your coworkers? Reach out to email@example.com!
Why should RAs unionize?
Protections against bullying, discrimination, and harassment
Defined work hours
Due process when disciplined
Guaranteed fee waivers and freezes (50% cut to the International Student Fee)
Guaranteed sick days (5 sick days & 1 personal day)