Campus Faculty Association expresses its support for GEO. The teaching
labor of graduate students is essential to the teaching mission of the
university. We call on university administration to bargain in good faith to
avoid a strike.
The formation of GEO helped to pave the way for NTFC, Local 6546, a
union of non-tenure faculty. The possible suspension of tuition waivers is one
of the contentious issues in GEO’s negotiations with the university. Even if
confined to professional degree programs, such a scenario could have a
negative effect on all graduate programs, leading to the end of all graduate
If a strike does occur, we urge all CFA members to refrain from reporting
graduate students who participate in the strike. CFA will honor the union’s
action and support faculty and students who teach in alternative spaces.