We learned a lot from our meeting with Jake Rubinstein Esq. We talked about the university’s plans for how they will respond to the actions of GSU and came across an important problem. We believe GSU is currently petitioning the NLRB to hold a mail in secret ballot election. This means that the university will provide its current list of graduate students in the proposed bargaining unit and the NLRB will mail ballots to the addresses that the university has on file for each of us. We will then fill out the ballot and snail mail it back. You can see the potential problem here, many of us do not have our current addresses updated on my.uchicago because we all move so often.
The last thing that we, the university, and GSU want is low voter turnout. So we need everyone to update their current mailing address on my.uchicago to ensure that everyone actually receives the ballots they are mailed if this goes to a vote. We need to spread this word like wild fire. Update your mailing address on my.uchicago to your current one (where you actually receive and check your mail) and be ready to start checking your mail regularly.
Please share this information and talk to your friends and faculty about Stop and Think. We need to reach the whole graduate student body so they are ready for a potential mail in election.