DAYS WITHOUT A CONTRACT: 457
Graduate Assistants United held their strike authorization vote today. GAU members voted on the question:
Do you authorize the bargaining team to call for a strike on or after October 6th if no significant progress has been made in bargaining?
I’m pleased to report the results of the votes: 54 new members today, 88 percent voter turnout, and 97 percent voted yes.
You can read the message we sent out about this result here on our website.
While the votes are a collective message, you can deliver this message as an individual too:
Ms. Misty Whittington
Executive Secretary of the Board
Office of the Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees
Rita Cheng: firstname.lastname@example.org
Glenn Poshard: email@example.com
In the News:
Graduate Assistants United approves strike authorization vote [Daily Egyptian]
Third union votes to authroize strike at SIUC [WPSD Local 6]
Grad assistants authorize strike [The Southern]
SIU Graduate Students Approve Strike [WSILTV]
Wednesday October 5, 5pm: Informational Meeting for Students About Striking