Graduate Employees Organization

  1. September 21, 2023

    President offers support for non-police emergency response program

    During remarks at the Sept. 21 Board of Regents meeting, President Santa J. Ono said he supports an unarmed, non-police emergency response program that serves the university community.

  2. August 25, 2023

    GEO members ratify new three-year contract with U-M

    Leaders of the Graduate Employees’ Organization said union members have overwhelmingly approved a new three-year contract with U-M, concluding nine months of negotiations as a new school year is about to begin.

  3. August 22, 2023

    GEO votes to sign tentative agreement; starts ratification process

    Members of the Graduate Employees’ Organization have overwhelmingly voted to support signing a tentative three-year agreement with U-M. A ratification vote by the union will run from noon Aug. 22 through midnight Aug. 24.

  4. August 20, 2023

    U-M presents last, best and final contract offer to GEO

    U-M has presented its last, best and final contractual offer to the Graduate Employees’ Organization. The offer comes just more than a week before fall term classes are set to begin.

  5. August 8, 2023

    Accreditor finds no ‘substantive noncompliance’ in U-M winter grading

    The Higher Learning Commission, an independent body that accredits U-M, has determined a complaint made regarding 2023 winter term grading was “not indicative of substantive noncompliance.”

  6. August 7, 2023

    U-M leaders outline GSI, GSSA expectations for fall

    University officials have informed graduate student instructors and graduate student staff assistants that employees who participate in a strike this fall will be subject to replacement for the entire semester.

  7. August 4, 2023

    Contract proposal expires after GEO doesn’t meet deadline

    A proposed offer from U-M to the Graduate Employees’ Organization has expired after the union did not act on the proposal within the 48-hour deadline imposed by the university.

  8. July 22, 2023

    U-M, GEO present outstanding contract issues to fact finder

    Attorneys for U-M and and the union representing its striking graduate student employees have presented their respective positions to a state-appointed fact finder charged with recommending a non-binding decision.

  9. June 8, 2023

    University, GEO resolve unfair labor practice complaints

    U-M and the Graduate Employees’ Organization have reached an agreement to resolve several unfair labor practice complaints filed as part of ongoing contract negotiations between the parties.

  10. May 17, 2023

    University requests state fact finder in GEO contract dispute

    U-M has petitioned the Michigan Employment Relations Commission to initiate the fact-finding process in an effort to resolve its ongoing contractual dispute with the Graduate Employees’ Organization.