RA Union and GEO Member, Activist, and Steward Training

UAW Local 2322 is holding a training for GEO and RA Union stewards, activists, and members. While all members are encouraged to attend, a basic stewards’ training is a requirement for acting as a steward for GEO or the RA Union. If you think you might want to become a steward in your department or residence hall at some point this year, or just want to be more involved as a member, please plan to attend.

This training will include:

  • Rights, responsibilities, and roles of stewards
  • Weingarten rightsDuty of fair representation
  • Grievances
  • The steward as organizer
  • Your questions and concerns

Please RSVP to Ryan Quinn.

Thursday, October 6th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Campus Center, Room 165-69

Coalition of Graduate Employee Union Conference – August 11-14

GEO is sending members to the Coalition of Graduate Employee Unions Conference, taking place in New York City from August 11-14.  If you are a GEO member who would like to attend, contact us at geo@geouaw.org with “CGEU” in the title.  We have a limited number of slots, so get in touch soon.

This is a great opportunity to learn more about the issues facing graduate employees around the U.S. and Canada, and to meet other graduate unionists.

Coalition Letter on Health Insurance sent June 23, 2011

Mass-Care, Massachusetts Jobs with Justice, UMass Student Labor Action Project (SLAP), The Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts (PHENOM), and UAW Local 2322 have signed onto a letter to the Massachusetts Commissioner of Higher Education, the Chairman of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education, and the Chair of the UMass Board of Trustees, calling on them to address the devastating changes to the Student Health Insurance Plan that UMass Amherst and UMass Dartmouth have proposed.

These coalition partners have been very helpful in aiding GEO and UAW Local 2322 in our fight to restore a just health care plan.

United Auto Workers strongly supports peaceful protests in Wisconsin

From the United Auto Workers International Union website:

DETROIT – The massive protests by Wisconsin’s public sector workers clearly show that Gov. Scott Walker’s extreme attempt to strip away union rights so he can fill state posts with political cronies is bad governance, UAW President Bob King said.

“Governor Walker’s attempt to take away a worker’s most basic democratic right – the right to join a union – does nothing to bring decent-paying jobs to Wisconsin,” King said. “We fully support these workers in their courageous efforts to fight back against this thinly veiled, purely partisan effort to destroy unions in favor of a system Walker and his well-heeled political pals will control.”

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