BARGAINING: First Session on Thursday, March 30, 2017


GEO’s first bargaining session with the UIUC administration will be on Thursday, March 30, 9:00am-12:00pm, at the Fire Service Institute (FSI) (11 Gerty Dr, Champaign, IL 61820). The Bargaining Team will present its initial contract proposal to the UIUC administration. All members are welcome to attend this bargaining session.

If you can’t make it to the bargaining session, you can still keep up with bargaining updates by attending GEO committee meetings and general membership meetings, following GEO on social media, and reading GEO emails.

After each bargaining session, GEO will send a recap of session highlights to all members via an email and social media.

Directions and Travel Information to Fire Service Institute (FSI):

The Bargaining Team has organized a carpool for members. If want to attend and need a ride, please email and include your preferred pickup location.

    • Parking is free in the FSI lot.
    • There are at least two bike racks available in front of the FSI main building.
    • Bus line is Yellow1 and drops off in front of the water survey building.
      • Travel from Presby Hall to FSI on March 30th starting at 7:45 am. Avg ride: 20ish minutes


Strategic Communications Workshop for Bargaining

The Communications Committee invites you to attend the Strategic Communication workshop with Stephanie Fortado on Wednesday, March 29, 6:00-8:00pm, in room 43 at the School of Labor and Employment Relations (504 E Armory Ave, Champaign). Food will be provided. Please RSVP by emailing if you are interested in attending so that we can get an accurate count of attendees for ordering food.


Ways to stay informed about bargaining:

Follow GEO online:

Twitter: @geo_uiuc
Facebook: @uigeo  @geosolcomm
Instagram: @geo_uiuc


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See the GEO event calendar for future Bargaining Team committee meetings, bargaining sessions, and other events. Add it to your Google calendar by searching for Bargaining Team meetings and bargaining sessions are open to all members. Please contact the Bargaining Team ( with any questions.