About GEO

Approximately 2,000 university employees working as graduate student instructors and graduate student staff assistants are represented by the Graduate Employees' Organization (GEO) Local 3550.

These employees play an important role in supporting the university’s mission of teaching while also pursuing a graduate or professional degree. Since 1975, the university has recognized these graduate employees as a bargaining unit. Graduate student employees covered by this contract are eligible for a comprehensive package, including a tuition waiver, coverage by the university's GradCare plan with no monthly contribution the premium, a subsidy for child care, paid medical or parental leave and more.  

The current GEO contract runs through May 1, 2020. Read the current GEO contract.