Voting, May Day Event, and More! (GEO-L)

***April 27, 2018***

Table of Contents:

  • Voting for Officers
  • Events
  • Join a committee!
  • Connect with GEO



At our Election GMM last night, candidates for GEO officer positions were announced, read statements and a Q&A session was held. The statements for each of our candidates are linked below. Voting is at the Geneva Room of the McKinley Foundation from 9am to 5pm today (Friday, April 27th) and Monday, April 30th from 9am to 5pm:

Candidates for Co-Presidents:

Hilary Gross – Hilary’s statement
Bruce Kovanen – Bruce’s statement

Candidates for Treasurer:

Allan Axelrod – Allan’s statement

Communications Officer(s)

Ashli Anda and Gabe Malo – Their joint statement

Grievance Officer(s)

Joe Izaguirre – Joe’s Statement

Solidarity Officer(s)

Carolina Ortega – Carolina’s Statement

Officers at large (3 positions)

Andy Bowman – Andy’s Statement
Tara Hatfield – Tara’s Statement
Michelle Victora – Michelle’s Statement

You do not require any specialized knowledge to perform the roles associated with any positions, described in detail here. Our outgoing officers will be happy to help you transition smoothly.  To let us know you want to run for a position, or ask any questions, please contact us at!



May Day

Come out and celebrate May Day with the GEO this Tuesday, May 1 at Anniversary Plaza! We will have a rally from 12pm-1pm which will include speeches from members of various campus organizations as well as the singing of labor songs.

Date: Tuesday, May 1st
Time: 11:00am-2pm
Location: Anniversary Plaza



Stewards’ Council

The Stewards’ Council (SC) is the primary organizing and planning body, and real “heart,” of GEO. This is where representatives from across campus come together to discuss membership needs. Become a steward and help GEO organize across campus! We meet every Tuesday from 5:30-7pm in the GEO office.

Grievance Committee

Just after a contract is signed is the busiest time for the Grievance Committee. They are working hard defending members who haven’t been allowed to make up hours, who faced intimidation, and who are already experiencing violations of the new contract. As one of our smallest committees, they could use your help doing this essential work! If you are interested in joining the Grievance Committee, email No special knowledge is required.

Communications Committee

The Communications Committee produces GEO-Ls and flyers, responds to interview requests, manages GEO’s social media, orders swag, and more! We could use people with all varieties of skill sets, so don’t be afraid if you’re not a writer or graphic designer — we’d love to have you!

Solidarity Committee

The Solidarity Committee performs crucial outreach both within and outside of the labor community. SolComm is an important committee within GEO, and could use some more members! If you are interested in joining the Solidarity Committee, please email No special knowledge is required.



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In Solidarity,
Graduate Employees’ Organization
809 S. 5th St., Geneva Room
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: 217-344-8283