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efforts on a few major issues like
salary increases and health care
"We are narrowing our priorities
to our strike platform," she said.
"The purpose of the strike platform
is that it's a sign from our members
that these are the issues that we are
willing to walk out for. We won't
concede those at the table."
If a new contract agreement
is not reached by March 17, GEO
members will meet the following
day to vote on whether to leave the
The negotiatingteam would first
reporton where the contract stands
at that time. Union members would
then vote on whether to consider
If a strike does take place, par-
ticipating GSIs would stop their
usual work for the University and
instead form a picket line outside
"We ask GSIs to basically with-
hold their labor from the Univer-
sity, so not do any of the work they
would typically do as a graduate
student," Woods said. "So if they're
teaching a section that day, they
wouldn't teach their section. They
wouldn't do grading, they wouldn't
hold office hours, they wouldn't
respond to e-mails."
University officials said they
remain confident that a strike can
"I remain hopeful that some-
thing will get done," Frumkin said.
Frumkin said that in past labor
negotiations he has seen contracts
extended, seen people ignore the
contract deadline and keep negoti-
ating and seen the talks go before
"There's a point where the two
sides agree to bring in a third
party," he said. "It's called an
In general, if an impasse is
declared, athird party is brought in
to mediate between the two sides
to forge a deal deemed to be fair
and avoid strike activities.
"We have, in past negotiations,
formally declared an impasse,"
said Patrick O'Mahen, a spokes-
man for GEO and a GSI in the polit-
ical science department. "We have
brought in an outside mediator in
Frumkin acknowledged that
third-party mediators had been
brought in previously, but he said
he doubted that they would be nec-
essary in the current negotiations.
Although GEO officials say
they're frustrated with current
negotiations, they hope to avoid an
"We want to get this contract
settled without going to arbitra-
tion," Woods said. "That is an
option in all contract negotiations,
but we would like the University to
settle with us."
GEO's latest salary proposal,
made last month, called for a 9-
percent salary increase for the first
year oftheir new contractand infla-
tionary adjustments the second
and third years. The group is still
awaiting the University's counter-
offer on the major issues.
"The ball's in their court in terms
Monday, March 10, 2008 - 7A
of wages and benefits right now,"
Frumkin said the two sides were
still far from reaching an agree-
ment on wages but that once those
aspects are decided, the rest of the
negotiations could be settled soon
"A lot of things can happen very
quickly after one or two things fall
into place," he said.
GEO's most recent contract
became effective on April 21, 2005
and was set to expire on March 1,
2008, but the union's members
voted to extend that deadline until
March 17 to allow for added con-
tract negotiation sessions.
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