Phone/Email your Support for the GEO

The Graduate Employees’ Organization, AFT/IFT Local 6300, AFL-CIO at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, calls for the support of undergraduate students, parents of undergraduates, and citizens of Illinois. As a final recourse to secure tuition waivers for graduate employees, the GEO has authorized a strike against the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois to begin at 8am on Monday morning.

Please help us make this strike as short as possible by calling Robert Easter, Interim Provost/Chancellor of the UIUC campus, and Christopher Kennedy, the Chair of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. A script and phone numbers are included below.

Phone Numbers:
Robert Easter, Interim Provost
Phone: (217) 244-4545

Christopher G. Kennedy, University of Illinois Board of Trustees Chair, President MMPI
Phone: (312) 527-7890 x7890

-Ask for Robert Easter or Christopher Kennedy. If they are not available, ask to leave a message.

– Introduce yourself and any affiliation with the University (especially if you are a current student, an alumnus, the parent of a student, or a faculty/staff member).

– I support the GEO and urge you to help end the strike by securing tuition waivers for graduate employees.

– Tuition waivers ensure the quality and competitiveness of the U of I and ensure that graduate education at the University of Illinois is accessible.

In addition you can send an email by visiting:

Provost Easter: (please consider adding a personal note to these emails)

Chair of the Board of Trustees Christopher Kennedy: