The Graduate Employees Organization was certified as the collective bargaining agent for about 2700 graduate teaching assistants tongight. The vote was 1188 (77%) for GEO and 347 (23%) for "no representative". A few pictures from the GEO vote count tonight. Intensive get-out-the-vote activities yielded over 1000 grad employees willing to have their names printed on a list of union supporters which has been posted on bulletin boards across campus, encouraging people to turn out and vote for the GEO. The Illinois Federation of Teachers, the AFT, and graduate assistants from other GA unions (Michigan, Wisconsin, others?) are on campus to help with efforts to turn out voters.


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