Graduate Employee Organization (GEO-UAW)

Graduate Employee Organization (GEO-UAW) GEO-UAW is a loud and proud unit of UAW Local 2322.
GEO-UAW is the union for graduate employees at UMass Amherst, and is a unit of United Auto Workers Local 2322. We represent teaching assistants, teaching associates, research assistants, project assistants, assistant residence directors, graduate interns, fellows, and trainees.
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GEO-UAW is a unit of United Auto Workers Local 2322 (www.uaw2322.org).

05/10/2019

Congratulations graduates!

Thank you to the 550+ people who signed this petition all over the country! As of today, Bhoomi has been reappointed to ...
05/09/2019

Thank you to the 550+ people who signed this petition all over the country! As of today, Bhoomi has been reappointed to her position next year.

Hi, I'm Bhoomi Patel and I'm a Peer Mentor in Sycamore. I was not reappointed to my position next year because a friend gave me a candle for Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, that I kept in my room unlit before bringing it home for Thanksgiving break. I met with Ryan Young and Jean MacKimmie from ResLife who upheld this racist decision. Please sign this petition to tell the Vice Chancellor and the administration of Student Affairs and Campus Life that you do not agree with their decision to not reappoint me.
https://forms.gle/YKyWuWXaKzLzp5zK9

Please read how this administration is unfairly reprimanding this RA for celebrating a religious holiday. Support by sig...
05/08/2019

Please read how this administration is unfairly reprimanding this RA for celebrating a religious holiday. Support by signing the petition linked below

Hi, I'm Bhoomi Patel and I'm a Peer Mentor in Sycamore. I was not reappointed to my position next year because a friend gave me a candle for Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, that I kept in my room unlit before bringing it home for Thanksgiving break. I met with Ryan Young and Jean MacKimmie from ResLife who upheld this racist decision. Please sign this petition to tell the Vice Chancellor and the administration of Student Affairs and Campus Life that you do not agree with their decision to not reappoint me.
https://forms.gle/YKyWuWXaKzLzp5zK9

05/01/2019

Last membership meeting of the semester TODAY at 2:30 in ILC N400!

Enjoying food, the view and crafts at the relax-in. Come by ILC N400 (in Linguistics) until 4!
05/01/2019

Enjoying food, the view and crafts at the relax-in. Come by ILC N400 (in Linguistics) until 4!

04/30/2019

Voting for GEO officer elections happening NOW in the campus center concourse until 2! Go vote!

04/30/2019
Please read these statements from GEO officer candidates!
04/23/2019
GEO officer candidate statements | Graduate Employee Organization / UAW 2322

Please read these statements from GEO officer candidates!

GEO officer candidate statements Posted on April 23, 2019 by GEOApril 23, 2019 Fellow workers, please read these statements from the candidates running for GEO officer positions. EJ Nielsen: candidate for co-chair My name is EJ Nielsen, I will be entering my fifth year of aCommunication PhD at UMass...

Click here to support Support Stop & Shop Workers Strike Fund organized by UFCW International Union
04/19/2019
Click here to support Support Stop & Shop Workers Strike Fund organized by UFCW International Union

Click here to support Support Stop & Shop Workers Strike Fund organized by UFCW International Union

Hard-working Stop & Shop employees all over New England are standing together for a contract that protects their health care coverage, retirement funds and, most importantly, their ability to provide you with the very best in customer service. After months of negotiating with Stop & Shop withou...

Join us for Antonio's pizza and games right now in Lederle 1033!
04/18/2019

Join us for Antonio's pizza and games right now in Lederle 1033!

04/16/2019

GEO members in or near Holyoke! Stop n Shop needs comrades on the picket line!

“STOP AND SHOP PICKET LINES NEED YOUR SUPPORT!
Making a new post because this is important.

Hey everyone,
Were getting unbelievably negative updates. I never thought that the company I worked for was this horrible and greedy. We have a LOT of employees ready to give in and that absolutely cannot happen!

We need all the solidarity we can get, especially down here in Holyoke in Lincoln street.

Moderators have also reopened our worker fb group to the public, please join for an inside look: Stop & Shop Workers

We need as many experienced community organizers as we can get in touch with, any groups in the area that are able to come out would be absolutely amazing.

We sincerely appreciate your already overwhelming support. Please help us in our fight to keep going while our union fights at the negotiating table. We could be in this for the long haul.”

04/12/2019

#stopandshop picket line is the place to be #strike #faircontractnow come join these folks whenever you can!

Prachi and Mick help hold the line at the Hadley #stopandshop! #strike #faircontractnow wear your GEO shirt if you've go...
04/12/2019

Prachi and Mick help hold the line at the Hadley #stopandshop! #strike #faircontractnow wear your GEO shirt if you've got one and come join the line here or at the store nearest you!

04/11/2019
Western Mass Area Labor Federation

Western Mass Area Labor Federation

As of 1 pm today, Stop & Shop workers are on strike across New England!

Grab a sign and join the line! Remind your friends and family to NEVER cross a picket line. Let's show this multi-billion dollar corporation they chose to mess with the wrong workers!

When our family is under attack, what do we do?
STAND UP FIGHT BACK!

UFCW Local 1459UFCW Local 371
#grabasignandholdtheline #1u #solidarity

Western Mass. Jobs with Justice Western Mass Educator Action Network Western Mass NewsPioneer Valley Workers CenterPioneer Valley AFL-CIO Hampshire-Franklin Central Labor Council NASE - Northampton Association of School Employees Easthampton Education Association Massachusetts Education Justice Alliance IBEW Local 455 AFSCME Council 93 APWU Springfield Area Local 497

04/11/2019
Western Mass Area Labor Federation

Western Mass Area Labor Federation

As of 1 pm today, Stop & Shop workers are on strike across New England!

Grab a sign and join the line! Remind your friends and family to NEVER cross a picket line. Let's show this multi-billion dollar corporation they chose to mess with the wrong workers!

When our family is under attack, what do we do?
STAND UP FIGHT BACK!

UFCW Local 1459UFCW Local 371
#grabasignandholdtheline #1u #solidarity

Western Mass. Jobs with Justice Western Mass Educator Action Network Western Mass NewsPioneer Valley Workers CenterPioneer Valley AFL-CIO Hampshire-Franklin Central Labor Council NASE - Northampton Association of School Employees Easthampton Education Association Massachusetts Education Justice Alliance IBEW Local 455 AFSCME Council 93 APWU Springfield Area Local 497

04/08/2019

Hey GEO Members! Last Chance to vote on changes to the GEO Bylaws is happening NOW in the Campus Center B165 from 4:30-6:30 pm.

Come vote and stay for the Membership Meeting from 6-8pm!

Check out this event geo is sponsoring tomorrow!
04/08/2019

Check out this event geo is sponsoring tomorrow!

Resident Assistant/Peer Mentor Union UAW 2322
04/05/2019

Resident Assistant/Peer Mentor Union UAW 2322

To all RAs, PMs, and supporters —

Thank you for your dedication and willingness to do anything it takes to settle the RAPMU contract.

Late last night, 287 days after our last contract expired, and almost 16 months after we began bargaining with the university, we finally reached a settlement and are so ecstatic to share the exciting news!

The goal of the sit-in was to settle our contract, and we achieved that without even setting foot in Whitmore. That is all thanks to your support and dedication.

We are cancelling our sit-in today and invite everyone to celebrate with us from
3-5 PM in Hampshire House 120. This is a huge victory that never would have been accomplished without our collective action and continued pressure on the university.

Thank you again and we look forward to celebrating with you this afternoon,

In solidarity,
RAPM Union Co-Chairs

04/05/2019

Hey GEO Members! Voting on changes to the GEO Bylaws is happening NOW in the Campus Center Concourse from 11am - 1pm. You will also have an opportunity to vote:

Monday, April 8 from 4:30-6:30 in B165 Campus Center (Right before and overlapping with the GEO membership meeting!)

Don't forget to vote!

Connecticut AFL-CIO
04/04/2019

Connecticut AFL-CIO

Let the 31,000 workers at Stop & Shop know you have their backs by sharing this! We will not cross any picket lines if the workers go on strike. #StrongerTogether #1u

04/04/2019

Hey GEO Members! Voting on changes to the GEO Bylaws is happening NOW in the W.E.B Du Bois Library Learning Common from 2-4pm. You will also have an opportunity to vote:

Friday, April 5 from 11-1 in the Campus Center Concourse
Monday, April 8 from 4:30-6:30 in B165 Campus Center (Right before and overlapping with the GEO membership meeting!)

Don't forget to vote!

04/03/2019

Hey GEO Members! Voting on changes to the GEO Bylaws is happening NOW in the Campus Center Concourse from 12-2! You will also have an opportunity to vote:

Tomorrow, April 4 from 2-4 in the W.E.B Du Bois Library Learning Common
Friday, April 5 from 11-1 in the Campus Center Concourse
Monday, April 8 from 4:30-6:30 in B165 Campus Center (Right before and overlapping with the GEO membership meeting!)

Don't forget to vote!

GEO members havin a good time at trivia night!
04/01/2019

GEO members havin a good time at trivia night!

GEO-UAW2322 is in solidarity with @pittgrads as they prepare to hold their union election. To our fellow grad workers at...
03/29/2019

GEO-UAW2322 is in solidarity with @pittgrads as they prepare to hold their union election. To our fellow grad workers at the University of Pittsburgh: your voice deserves to be heard, VOTE YES for your union! #1u #gradstogether

Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center UMass, Amherst
03/22/2019

Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center UMass, Amherst

Cultural appropriation is still happening on campus.

Why is this event culturally appropriating?

Hawai’i was taken illegally by the U. S. They overthrew the Hawaiian Kingdom, with Queen Lili’uokalani being put on house arrest. After the illegal territorialization of Hawai’i, there was (and still continues to be) a rise in tourism. They took the Hawaiian culture and profited off of it.

This event is problematic and hurtful to the Pacific Islander community in the five colleges. Like I said in the post, we can do better as a campus and as a community ( and as HUMANS) to start the conversation and ending cultural appropriation like this.
Their post has since been deleted, but we have received no formal apology/statement about whether or not this event is actually canceled.

This conversation needs to still happen, this isn’t the first time the Hawaiian culture has been appropriated on this Campus without hesitation.

We are going to start this conversation and CONTINUE the conversation, on Monday March 25, at 6pm. Come and join us

GEO Parent Care-Share is intended to function as a network of parents that alternate child care for a small group of chi...
03/07/2019
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GEO Parent Care-Share is intended to function as a network of parents that alternate child care for a small group of children so that we as graduate students and parents have the time and space to complete work in a more timely, community based fashion. When possible, parents will host the children in their home with their own child(ren) when it is their turn to host. The 'hosting' role will rotate between all parents in the group to ensure fairness.
This form will permit us to appropriately group up interested parents. Groups will be limited to four children, for two hours (once a week), and organized as such to limit travel-time. Parents' time availability is also taken into account, although groups should ideally communicate with one another to plan sessions weekly with all four members in mind.

Please complete by March 20 and contact Tiarra Cooper ([email protected]) with questions!

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English Department and Writing Program TAs and TOs! Come get a bagel and a coffee with your friendly Union organizers to...
03/05/2019

English Department and Writing Program TAs and TOs! Come get a bagel and a coffee with your friendly Union organizers tomorrow!

02/28/2019

Important Update from GEO Staff:

As you may know from our recent membership meeting or steward’s assembly, two of our GEO Staff members are currently on leave. While we are making efforts to minimize any impact this has on serving our membership, we will have to make some changes due to our lessened capacity. Because so much of the work of our varied positions requires us to be in meetings, in departments, at bargaining, and otherwise out of the office, this makes it difficult for us to keep the GEO office open during all regular business hours. Until further notice, GEO staff will be most readily available by e-mail, phone, and by appointment. If you have general questions, such as about benefits or clarifying questions about your contract, feel free to contact us via [email protected] where we are able to answer your question. We are also available by phone and encourage you to call or leave a voicemail at (413) 545-0705. We appreciate your understanding during this time.

huge CONGRATS and SOLIDARITY to our fellow grad workers at Columbia!
02/26/2019

huge CONGRATS and SOLIDARITY to our fellow grad workers at Columbia!

Nearly twenty years ago graduate student workers at Columbia University started organizing for a union. Today we started bargaining! Thank you to everyone who came. #WeAreWorkers

GEO is donating $1000 to the teachers strike in Oakland. Please consider sharing this link and urging others to donate t...
02/22/2019
Click here to support Striking Oakland Teachers' Fund organized by Oakland Education Association

GEO is donating $1000 to the teachers strike in Oakland.

Please consider sharing this link and urging others to donate to support our comrades in Oakland!

Two years of fruitless negotiations have brought Oakland teachers to a boiling point. We're willing to sacrifice our pay during a strike to win the schools our students deserve! We lost 571 teachers last year. Students are suffering when 20, 30 and even 40 percent of their school's teachers lea...

While unpacking boxes in our new office, 911 Campus Center, we found a copy of the original GEO contract!Here are some t...
02/13/2019

While unpacking boxes in our new office, 911 Campus Center, we found a copy of the original GEO contract!

Here are some things GEO members have won in contracts over the years since 1992:

-yearly raises
-childcare reimbursements
-protections against overwork
-grievance procedure
-tuition waivers
-transparency in job allocations
-just cause for discipline or dismissal
-childcare center
-resources and protections for international students
-anti-harassment protections
-anti-discrimination protections
-discounted parking
-$190 wellness reimbursement

And more!

Dave Hayes The Weather Nut has personally advised us to reschedule our stewards' assembly, which was scheduled from 5-7 ...
02/11/2019

Dave Hayes The Weather Nut has personally advised us to reschedule our stewards' assembly, which was scheduled from 5-7 PM tomorrow, due to the impending storm. Stay safe n warm n dry everyone

02/08/2019

Do you work for the UMass Amherst Writing Program? Are you interested in being a GEO steward? We have lots of important work ahead, particularly related to last year's bargaining over WP teaching structure and International TOs. Please reach out to us if you are interested. We can have up to SIX stewards in the Writing Program, and we currently have ONE.

A graduate program director at Duke stepped down after warning graduate students not to speak Chinese. Discrimination on...
01/30/2019
Grad program director steps down after warning students not to speak Chinese

A graduate program director at Duke stepped down after warning graduate students not to speak Chinese. Discrimination on the basis of language and national origin is, unfortunately, horrifyingly common in university workplaces. If you are a graduate worker at UMass and something similar has happened to you, you don't have to put up with it! It's a violation of your rights and your union contract.

The director of graduate studies for a School of Medicine program has stepped down and the dean of the medical school has asked the Office of Institutional Equity to conduct a thorough review of the program in response to emails that surfaced Saturday.

01/25/2019
Graduate Employee Organization (GEO-UAW)

Graduate Employee Organization (GEO-UAW)

GEO Members,

GEO staff were just informed that a Western Mass ACLU rep is coming to campus today at 12:15 to meet with SGA leadership and others regarding the racist events on campus the academic year. We are looking to see if any of our members would be available to attend this meeting. Please DM if interested, or just show up:

When: 12:15 today (Friday, 1/25/19)
Where: Bartlett 319

01/25/2019

GEO Members,

GEO staff were just informed that a Western Mass ACLU rep is coming to campus today at 12:15 to meet with SGA leadership and others regarding the racist events on campus the academic year. We are looking to see if any of our members would be available to attend this meeting. Please DM if interested, or just show up:

When: 12:15 today (Friday, 1/25/19)
Where: Bartlett 319

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