Remember to Vote in the GEO Elections this week!

Dear GEO members,

Just a reminder about the upcoming elections this week! Be sure to come and vote for your GEO officers and to approve the changes to the GEO Bylaws! Voting will take place at the following times:

Thursday, April 10, 2pm – 5pm (Campus Center Concourse)
Friday, April 11, 9am – 1pm (Campus Center Concourse)
Monday, April 14, 3pm – 5pm (Campus Center Concourse)

Voting will complete during the GEO Membership Meeting in Campus Center Room 168, from 5pm – 6pm. ON THE BALLOT:

GEO Co-Chairs (2)
Mobilization Coordinator
At-Large member, Steering Committee
Ratification of proposed changes to the GEO bylaws

Be sure to check out the proposed changes to the bylaws, available here, if you haven’t already.


The Bylaws Committee and Elections Committee

GEO Election Reminder

Dear GEO Members,

Please come out and vote in the two upcoming GEO elections this month. Voters may be asked to show ID at the polling station. See below for reminders and details:

GEO Officers Election

This election will fill the following positions: two Co-chairs, the Mobilization Coordinator, and a Steering Committee At-Large Member.

Voting will take place over the course of three days:

Thursday April 10; Campus Center Concourse; 2pm-5pm

Friday April 11; Campus Center Concourse; 9am-1pm

Monday April 14; Campus Center Concourse from 3pm-5pm

Monday April 14; Voting will complete during the GEO Membership Meeting in Campus Center Room 168; 5pm-6pm

For more information about these positions and the candidates, visit the GEO website at

GEO-UAW2322 Constitutional Convention Delegate Election

This election will choose three delegates to send to the 2014 UAW Constitutional Convention, which happens once every four years. The person with the fourth highest number of votes will be an Alternate to the convention.

Voting will take place over the course of two days:

Wednesday April 23; Campus Center Room 801; 9am-5pm

Thursday April 24; Campus Center Room 801; 9am-5pm

In Solidarity,

GEO Elections Committee





GEO Leadership & Steering At-Large Elections Notice

GEO-UAW2322 413-545-0705
201 Student Union
UMass Amherst



There will be an election for GEO-UAW 2322 Officers: (2) Co-Chairs, (1) Membership Mobilization Coordinator and (2) Steering Members At-Large.

In accordance with the GEO Bylaws, all officers are elected for one year terms. They will take office on June 1 of the year in which they were elected. For the academic year in which they serve, the three officers will each receive one full time equivalent(FTE) stipend so long as such stipends are provided by the University.

Two (2) GEO Co-Chairs:
Responsibilities will include but are not limited to: organizing and overseeing the election of Stewards in departments and/or work sites; Chairing Steering Committee meetings and General Membership meetings and ensuring agendas are set for both; primary GEO representatives to the Joint Council of Local 2322 and must attend Joint Council meetings; except where otherwise noted, the co-chairs shall be considered to be the official representatives of GEO to the Administration and in all external relations; sign agreements between GEO and the University (with approval of the General Membership and/or Assembly of Stewards); shall serve as liaisons for the Steering Committee to the Staff; responsible for ensuring GEO representation at Central Labor Council meetings; speak on behalf of GEO to media, the University, etc.; act as primary liaisons between GEO and other Unions; manage the production of media and publicity; oversee publication of GEO newsletter and web page; organizing Standing Committees; and assist the union in achieving its overall mission in the workplace.

One (1) Membership Mobilization Coordinator:
Responsibilities include but are not limited to: supervising membership drives; assisting in boosting attendance; attending Steering and Assembly of Stewards meetings; introducing all new members and visitors; assisting the GEO Co-Chairs in preserving order when called upon to do so; ensuring that minutes are taken at all GEO meetings; maintaining records of organization; submitting requisitions to the Local and International as needed; planning and administering GEO operating budget and chairing the GEO Finance Committee; facilitating GEO sponsorship of events and organizations; taking charge of all property of GEO not otherwise provided for; to monitor and give guidance on procedural questions and rules; ensuring that those attending GEO meetings are either members or invited visitors; assuming duties if the Co-Chairs they are unavailable; and assisting the union in achieving its overall mission in the workplace.

Two (2) Steering Members At-Large:
The Steering Committee shall be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the unit including, but not limited to: the direction of the day-to-day operations of the organization; the oversight of the staff; preparation and submission of all proposals, budgets, budget requisitions and budget modifications to the Assembly of Stewards for approval; coordination and oversight of standing committees; the appropriate maintenance of the health of the organization; management and execution of the budget; all correspondence and relations between the leadership, the Assembly of Stewards and the membership; and all external relations excepting those duties specifically proscribed for other committees (such as the Bargaining Committee).

The Steering Committee shall meet at least two times a month during the academic year. The committee shall meet once a month at other times. Additional meetings can be called as needed by the officers.

The Steering Committee shall be empowered to make decisions on behalf on the membership, except as limited by these bylaws. The Steering Committee shall not make any decisions which contradict those made by the Assembly of Stewards or the membership or contradict the will or intent of the Assembly of Stewards or the membership.


Full members in good standing may nominate themselves or any other full member in good standing for any office.


Nominations shall be presented in writing to the Steering Committee ( The deadline for nominations shall be 15 calendar days before the date of the election (March 28, 2014).

Your nomination must contain the following information:
Email address
Primary telephone number (cell phone preferably)
Mailing address
You name as you wish it to appear on ballot (if different than above)
Position you are running for

Voting will occur at the April 14th Membership Meeting by secret ballot in Campus Center Room 168. Please contact by March 28th if you are unable to physically vote on that day.

Respectfully Submitted,
By the GEO-UAW 2322 Election Committee