Ballots & Meetings & Walkouts, Oh My!
Time to Vote!
As of Sunday, March 25, an electronic ballot has been sent to all union members in good standing, asking whether to authorize the union leadership to propose a major two-day job action. These ballots will be accepted until noon, Wednesday, March 28.
Depending on the results of the electronic ballots, we will hold a third, even more crucial round of General Membership Meetings during the first week of April.
- The Flint GMM #3 will be on Monday, April 2, from 6:30 to 7:30 PM;
- the Dearborn GMM #3 will be on Tuesday, April 3, from 5:00 to 6:00 PM;
- and the Ann Arbor GMM #3 will be Wednesday, April 4, from 6:00 to 7:00 PM.
All locations are currently TBD, so keep checking your email and LEO social media!
At these third General Membership Meetings, we will vote on taking a major job action on Monday, April 9, and Tuesday, April 10. (Although this job action has been called a “walkout,” it goes far beyond walking out of class to gather outside for a few minutes! It will be a widespread, all-day affair on all three campuses on both days.)
Time to Sign and to Sign UP!
Hundreds have already signed the petitions. Hundreds have already signed up for picket shifts, just in case we commit to the job action. (Preparation is at least half the battle!) But we’d love to stand thousands strong. We want a mighty and lasting movement, not a valiant moment! If you haven’t already, speed over to https://leounion.wordpress.com/petitions/ to sign the walkout petition (lecturers), the Change.org petition (both allies and lecturers), and the picket-shift form (again, both lecturers and allies). We get what we are organized to win. Let’s get organized!