Representative Elections 2018

Represent GEU at the state level!

GEU needs members like you to represent our priorities within the Oregon labor movement. We will be holding an election August 27-29 for several positions that require minimal commitment, but have the potential for big impact. The following positions are open for nomination until August 25:

Delegate to AFT-Oregon Special Convention

Unions across the state are coming together for a one-day special convention in Portland on September 29th to change the way that the Oregon chapter of The American Federation of Teachers (AFT, one of our parent organizations) is funded. Right now, AFT-Oregon is disproportionately funded by unions whose members don’t make a lot of money. In particular, graduate employee unions pay the most per capita in dues to that are forwarded to the parent union, relative to our salaries. Our GEU VP of Politics and President have developed a proposal to sustain AFT-Oregon while reducing the burden for unions like ours, whose members make lower salaries. Volunteer to be a delegate for GEU at the convention and vote to help unions like GEU! GEU is allowed up to 15 delegates to vote, and these delegates must be elected. Anyone who is a Regular or Associate Member of GEU at the time of the convention is eligible to be a delegate. This is a one-day commitment.

Representatives to the AAUP-Oregon Executive Council

GEU is also affiliated with The American Association of University Professors (AAUP)— the same union that represents our tenure-track faculty at PSU. The AAUP-Oregon Executive Council sets the direction and priorities for state-level action for many faculty unions in Oregon. There are currently two open positions on the AAUP-Oregon Executive Council for which all GEU Regular and Associate Members are eligible:

GEU Representative

The GEU Representative is expected to present the positions and priorities of GEU at quarterly Executive Council meetings (location rotates between Eugene, Corvallis, and Portland), occasionally respond to emails, and report out to GEU Executive Board as necessary. Expected average time commitment is approximately 2.5 hours/month.

Advocate for Graduate Students 

The Advocate for Graduate Students represents the concerns of graduate students and graduate employees within AAUP-Oregon’s decision-making process. The Advocate for Graduate Students is expected to attend quarterly Executive Council meetings (location rotates between Eugene, Corvallis, and Portland), occasionally respond to emails, and report out to GEU Executive Board as necessary. Expected average time commitment is approximately 2.5 hours/month.

Email info@pdxgeu.org by August 25 to nominate yourself or another member for one of the above positions!

All current Regular and Associate Members are eligible to vote in this election.