Wednesday, November 11, 2009
posted under GEO by Unit for Criticism
The GEO’s last two rallies before the strike will be this Thursday at locations in Springfield and the Urbana campus. The first rally will be the Board of Trustees meeting in Springfield. The Board of Trustees ultimately signs off on the GEO contract, and they have new members (since the clout scandal resignations) who may be swayed to put pressure on the University’s administration. The GEO will be joined by union members from the Springfield campus and other allied groups. The GEO encourages supporters to attend and has arranged transportation for the event. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested. More details will be forwarded to you.
Coincident with the Board of Trustees meeting, there will be a UIUC campus rally at 12pm on the quad near the Illini Union. If you can’t make it to Springfield, this is a perfect opportunity for you to show your support for the GEO.
Contrary to misleading statements made in the email sent out by the Office of the Provost, the University of Illinois administration wants graduate employees to accept furloughs, payment-in-kind, and un-secured tuition waivers in their contract. Those issues are what the impending GEO strike is about.
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