Before we dive in to the recap of our November 20 bargaining session, we wanted to take a moment to express our gratitude for all of the work members have been putting into our contract campaign. Whether you’ve been showing up to our General Membership Meetings, participating in our actions or checking in with your… Continue reading UO’s flashy salary offer won’t meet our needs. Here’s why.
Big wins for our international and caregiving colleagues.
“Our members have shown that they’re ready to win a historic contract, whatever the cost.”
We need all hands on deck to build a credible strike threat.
We believe this step is necessary to move forward in the process.
We made significant progress during our second (12+ hour!) mediation session with UO on October 9. After months of holding on to our Caregiving Support and International GE Support articles, the administration’s team brought them back to the table—and though their offers were underwhelming (they struck most of our proposals), it meant that we could finally have more holistic and informed discussions about our financial priorities.
Here’s what happened on our first day.
During mediation on Monday, October 9, we’ll be holding a GE Work-In from 12-5pm at the EMU Food Court (in front of the Crater Lake Room). Wear your GTFF shirt, bring your laptop/work, and set up to make our labor visible to the University of Oregon!
“A GE shouldn’t have to beg and scrape for the dignity of their supervisor using the correct pronouns. This is basic human dignity.”
As we head into mediation, here’s where we stand.