Chancellor Message 4/6/10

Message to Campus
RE GEO Negotiations

Dear UIC Faculty, Students and Staff,

We are very pleased that after a marathon negotiating session, UIC and the Graduate Employees’ Organization (GEO) late last night reached tentative agreement on a new contract.

The new three-year contract is effective August 16, 2009, when the first contract expired, until August 15, 2012. More details will be forthcoming, but our goal of achieving an agreement on a contract that is fair to and supportive of our graduate students, and financially responsible for the university and taxpayers, has been met.

We are very grateful to all the members of the bargaining team and the federal mediators who worked very hard to arrive at this tentative settlement following 21 negotiating sessions over the past year.

Sincerely,

Paula Allen-Meares
Chancellor