To: Graduate Students, Faculty and Academic Appointees
From: Michele Rasmussen, Dean of Students in the University
Subject: Union Election Information
Date: October 10, 2017
As we prepare for the upcoming election to consider a graduate student union at the University of Chicago on October 17 and 18, I want to share with students the updates we have received from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) regarding voting eligibility and logistics.
Highlighted below is important information about voter eligibility and polling locations.
Who Can Vote
All graduate students in the School of Divinity, School of Social Service Administration, Division of the Social Sciences, Division of the Humanities, Division of the Biological Sciences, and Division of the Physical Sciences who are or were compensated as full-time and regular part-time teaching assistants, research assistants, course assistants, workshop coordinators, writing interns, preceptors, language assistants, instructors, lecturers, lectors, and teaching interns, in at least one quarter of Autumn 2016, Winter 2017, Spring 2017, Summer 2017, or Autumn 2017, and who have not yet attained their degree or otherwise completed their course of study.
Where & When to Vote
Voting will take place on October 17 and 18 from 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM.  The NLRB’s Regional Director has specified that voting will occur at Regenstein Room A-11; Stuart Hall/Cox Lounge; Kent Room 114; and Hinds Room 176. Tomorrow, the University will send all eligible voters a Notice of Election that has additional, legally required information about the election, including polling locations.
We encourage all students in the bargaining unit to make their voices heard in this election.
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