As you probably know, the CGE bargaining team reached tentative agreement with the OSU Administration on a contract to carry us through the 2011-12 academic year. A special membership meeting, mandatory for all CGE members, will be held on Thursday, October 9, beginning at 5:30 pm in Gilfillan Auditorium.
The meeting will begin with a presentation of the new contract by the bargaining team, followed by a question and answer session. Voting will commence at 6:30 pm. However, we encourage you to show up at 5:30 so you know what you’ll be voting on and so you can participate in any discussion. Voting will be by secret ballot and will be conducted by an election committee of 3-4 member-volunteers.
In accordance with CGE’s constitution and by-laws, in order to vote on the new contract, you must be in the bargaining unit as of the date of the vote, and you must be a regular CGE member in good standing, which means you must have paid CGE dues by September 30. In order to vote, you must be present at the ratification meeting. There will be no voting by proxy.