In response to COVID-19, our membership decided in March of 2019 during an emergency Town Hall to allocate $50,000 of our union dues towards our Hardship Fund. As of Fall 2020, our hardship funds are down to zero. We will readdress this issue at our fall GMM meeting on October 22, 2020.
Applications were open throughout spring term. Each month funds will be released by the 15th, and decisions on applications will be made by the 10th. So get your application in before the 10th of the month to meet that timeline. You can find the application here.
In order to keep offering the hardship fund, CGE has proposed language in bargaining for OSU to contribute funds (see the proposed Article 11 language here). We’ve clearly seen the need, now we need member testimony and support in pushing for OSU to agree. Our current negotiations are a way you can be a part of making this happen, and you can keep up with bargaining at cge6069.org/bargaining. Testimony can be from you directly at the bargaining session or you can provide anonymous testimony that will be read by a bargaining team member. If you’re interested, please reach out through this form. Together, we can push for university support to continue this clearly needed program.
(Posted on April 24, 2020)