**Notice of GEO Leadership Elections**
Dear GEO Members,
GEO is a democratically-run organization.
Nominations are now open for GEO officer positions for 2017-2018. Please see below for nomination calls for each position, including information about each position and the nomination/election process. Any full member in good standing may nominate themselves or another member in good standing for any of these positions. All positions begin duties June 2017.
Nominations are now open for:
GEO Co-chair (2) (20 hr., 52 week contract)
Mobilization Coordinator (20 hr., 38 week contract, pay starting in September)
Steering Committee At-Large Member (2) (volunteer position)
GEO Co-chair (2)
Duties and Responsibilities:
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; and acting as primary GEO representatives to the Joint Council of Local 2322 and therefore attending 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); serve as liaisons for the Steering Committee to the Staff; ensure GEO representation at Central Labor Council meetings; speak on behalf of GEO to media, the University, etc., and manage the production of media and publicity; act as primary liaisons between GEO and other Unions;; oversee publication of GEO newsletter and web page; organizing Standing Committees; and assist the union in achieving its overall mission in the workplace.
Mobilization Coordinator (1)
Duties and Responsibilities:
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; monitoring and giving guidance on procedural questions and rules; ensuring that those attending GEO meetings are either members or invited visitors; assuming duties of the Co-Chairs if they are unavailable; and assisting the union in achieving its overall mission in the workplace.
Steering Committee At-Large Member (2)
Information about the Steering Committee:
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.
Nominate yourself or someone else for any of the above positions via email to the Steering Committee at email@example.com. Nominations are due by 11:59pm Monday March 13.
If you have any questions regarding the elections or nominations process, please do not hesitate to email the Elections Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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I hope you all are doing well. Here is the link to our GEO Bargaining
Survey. It takes about 10 to 15 minutes to fill out and it will be
crucial in winning a strong contract.
With the information we collect in this Survey we will have a mandate
and a way forward in drafting proposals and ensuring that we are
bargaining the kind of contract our members want.
Please take some time to fill it out and share it with your friends and
colleagues. from Graduate Employee Organization (GEO-UAW) http://ift.tt/2cBILzk
Happy (belated) new year!!! Let’s make 2017 a year of resistance, solidarity and justice. And of course, let’s make sure we negotiate a contract that protects all GEO members and ensures that we can live and work with dignity and respect.
Also, a shout out to all grad students in the process of unionizing, we see you and we support your struggle.
The GEO office (Student Union 201) is open, stop by and/or call if you have any questions/concerns. from Graduate Employee Organization (GEO-UAW) http://ift.tt/2cBILzk