GEO Organizing Committee

Our Organizing Committee comprises of UMass Boston Graduate Students who are passionate about labour issues and ensuring the fair and equal treatment of Graduate Workers. Check out your GEO Organizing Committee members, their office hours, contact information, and more:


Warren Hinckle


Warren Hinckle joined the GEO Organizing Committee as a student in Spring ’17, continued until he received his MFA in May ’18, and was then brought on as a staffer for the union–and he’s happy for it. Though a writer by education and vocation, he’s found solid craft in union work and, even better than discovering solid craft, has discovered immensely wonderful, beautiful, and actualized people.


Kathy Melish

President of the UAW 1596, the parent Union to the GEO here at UMass Boston. Kathy manages a large and diverse union which also includes the GEO at UMass Lowell. Kathy does not hold office hours here on campus, but instead works from the Union local in Canton, MA. She coordinates with the GEO Organizing Committee here on campus.

-Past Organizing Committee Members-