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L. Brian Stauffer / University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

U of I Provost Andreas Cangellaris apologized Monday after criticism of his actions during the recent strike by graduate student workers. The apology came during a meeting of the Urbana campus’s Senate and several days after the Graduate Employees Organization, or GEO, called off an 11-day strike.

Cangellaris says he was criticized by faculty and students over his handling of the negotiations.

GEO Strike Ends with New Five-Year Contract

Mar 12, 2018
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Members of the Graduate Employees’ Organization, or GEO, voted Friday to ratify a new five-year contract. The contract puts an end to the nearly two-week-long strike that cancelled hundreds of classes and caused dozens more to be relocated.

 

GEO co-president Gus Wood says they weren’t going to give up until they got guaranteed tuition waivers for all graduate workers.

 

What’s In The New GEO Contract?

Mar 9, 2018
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Graduate workers on the University of Illinois Urbana campus are voting Friday whether to ratify a new five-year contract with the University of Illinois.

The Graduate Employees' Organization sent WILL information about what is in the tentative agreement.

Tuition Waivers

Lee Gaines / Illinois Newsroom

Hundreds of classes have been canceled and dozens more relocated as a strike by graduate employees at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign continues into a second week. On Tuesday night, graduate workers occupied the office of university president Tim Killeen. Strikers have a variety of demands, but one of the most contentious points focuses on the future of tuition waivers — and whether some graduate workers will have to pay tuition while employed in academic positions on campus.

 

U of I Graduate Employee Strike Enters Second Week

Mar 5, 2018
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The graduate workers’ strike on the University of Illinois Urbana campus enters its second week today, after talks with a federal mediator Sunday yielded no progress toward an agreement.

Both the U of I and the Graduate Employees’ Organization, or GEO, released statements last night after the talks.

 

Patrick Kimutis with the GEO’s bargaining team says the university did not propose anything different than in the last session, so the strike will continue.