The GEO voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike.
Over fall break the elected Strike Committee met three times for a total of more than 12 hours to discuss plans for a potential work action. Currently the plan is to await the next two scheduled bargaining sessions with the administration Monday, November 26, 1-5 pm, and Tuesday, November 27, 8:30 am-Noon before making any decisions about the calling of a strike.
We will be holding a General Membership meeting on Tuesday, at 5:30 pm. The focus of this meeting is to provide an update about bargaining and about the timing and scope of a potential strike.
Please remember–as rumors swirl about a potential strike–the BEST way to stay aware of what is happening concerning a potential work action is to attend the bargaining sessions, attend the GMM, talk to the Steward in your department, check the GEO website, and email any questions you might have to email@example.com.
MONDAY: Unity at the Union and Bargaining
The GEO will be holding a MAJOR work-in at the union all day on Monday! Support your bargaining team during the most important bargaining session of the year:
9 am – 12:50 pm | Bring your work to the union. Grade, hold office hours, prepare your lesson plans, offer tutoring in your subject before finals!
12:50 pm | March to Levis Faculty Center to witness bargaining.
1 -5 pm | Witness bargaining at Levis Faculty Center.
THE MOST IMPORTANT EVENT OF THE DAY. Come by even if you can only stay for a little while. See bargaining for yourself!
5-11 pm | Amass back at the union to continue the work-in and hear an update about bargaining at 8 pm.
TUESDAY: Unity at the Union, Bargaining and General Membership Meeting
8 am – Noon | Come back to the Union. Bring your work to the union. Grade, hold office hours, prepare your lesson plans, offer tutoring in your subject before finals! 8:30 am – Noon | Witness bargaining at Levis Faculty Center
5:30 pm | General Membership Meeting will be held at the Wesley United Methodist Church on the corner on the Goodwin and Green. Childcare will be provided. The focus of this meeting is to provide an update about bargaining and about the timing and scope of a potential strike.