The Graduate Employees’ Organization considers and votes on constitutional bylaws at general membership meetings. GEO members passed the following bylaws in accordance with Article XV of the GEO constitution .
BY-LAW CONCERNING THE ENDORSEMENT OF A PUBLIC AWARENESS AND/OR SOCIAL ADVOCACY CAMPAIGN (passed 04 October, 2004)
I. The Stewards Council and Coordinating Committee may resolve to formally endorse a public awareness and/or social advocacy campaign on behalf of the membership of the Graduate Employees’ Organization (GEO).
II. A GEO member or community member must present any resolution to this effect to the Stewards’ Council or Coordinating Committee. Members must be informed of the resolution under consideration at least seven (7) days prior to a vote.
III. The resolution to endorse a public awareness and/or social advocacy campaign requires a 2/3 affirmative vote in both the Stewards’ Council and the Coordinating Committee to pass.
IV. In the event that a public awareness or social advocacy campaign is endorsed, the membership shall be informed no later than the date of the next General Membership Meeting.
BYLAW CONCERNING GEO MEMBER DUES (passed 27 July, 2004)
I. The Coordinating Committee shall be authorized to set dues between the minimum level mandated by the American Federation of Teachers’ constitution and two percent (2%) of wages. No employee will be required to pay more than $45 per month in dues.