UIC Graduate Employee Organization (GEO)
The UIC Graduate Employees Organization (GEO), American Federation of Teachers Local 6297, is a fair share labor union representing approximately 1400 Teaching and Graduate Assistants across 59 departments at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
The GEO is a democratic union run by and for its members, and is affiliated with the Illinois Federation of Teachers (IFT), the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), and the AFL-CIO. Teaching and graduate assistants at UIC negotiate contracts with the University administration through the GEO, including issues with tuition waivers, pay, workload limits, health benefits, paid time off, etc.
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