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U of I Graduate Employees Strike
The Graduate Employees Organization at the University of Illinois in Champaign has overwhelmingly voted to authorize a strike.
GEO members cast their ballots four days ago. More than 85 percent of those voting cast ballots in favor of striking. The group said they've tried to meet with administration officials more than 20 times since April, and have been working without a contract since August.
The last two sessions, a federal mediator was present, but no agreement was made on tuition waivers or wages.
The strike authorization vote comes just one day after the Illinois Education Labor Relations Board sided with the GEO in regards to violations on previous contract dealings.