October 31, 2020

Graduate Employees Organization

  1. September 17, 2020

    Ilitch says regents hear campus community’s concerns

    The Board of Regents expressed its support for President Mark Schlissel and said the university will continue to listen and respond to concerns from the community during the current challenging time. Speaking on behalf of the full board at its Sept. 17 meeting, Chair Denise Ilitch said the regents appreciate the ongoing efforts to keep…
  2. September 17, 2020

    Statement by Board of Regents Chair Denise Ilitch at Sept. 17 meeting

    People are concerned and frightened. The Board hears this, the administration hears this. We know the University needs to communicate better and do better. Over the previous few weeks, we’ve heard from stakeholders during these unprecedented times, students, faculty, administration, staff, GEO, RAs, parents and our community as a whole. We’ve heard your concerns, and we…
  3. September 17, 2020

    GEO votes to accept university’s offer, end strike

    Members of the Graduate Employee’s Organization have voted to accept the university’s latest offer regarding issues of mutual concern and end their strike that began Sept. 8.

  4. September 14, 2020

    U-M asks court to require that GEO members return to work

    President Mark Schlissel said U-M is seeking a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction that would order striking Graduate Employees’ Organization members back to work.

  5. September 10, 2020

    GEO rejects proposal; U-M adds detail about its position

    U-M has shared a more detailed response to the various requests made by the Graduate Employees’ Organization after a proposed agreement between the university and the union was rejected by GEO members.

  6. September 7, 2020

    GEO votes to strike; U-M says it violates contract, state law

    The Graduate Employees’ Organization, representing about 2,000 U-M graduate student instructors and graduate student staff assistants, has voted to go on strike. U-M says the action violates GEO’s contract and state law. 

  7. April 17, 2020

    GEO, U-M reach agreement on new three-year contract

    Members of the Graduate Employees’ Organization have voted to ratify a new three-year agreement with the university. The new contract takes effect May 1, when the current agreement expires.

  8. November 15, 2019

    Contract talks with university, GEO getting underway

    U-M and the Graduate Employees’ Organization, the union representing graduate student instructors and graduate student staff assistants, have begun negotiations.

  9. April 16, 2017

    GEO ratifies new three-year contract with university

    Members of the Graduate Employees Organization, the union representing some graduate student employees at U-M, have ratified a new three-year contract with the university.