June 5, 2023
Short news items from around the University of Michigan.
May 26, 2023
U-M Skilled Trades Union reaches tentative contract agreement
The university and the U-M Skilled Trades Union have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract covering about 500 U-M employees on all three campuses.
April 11, 2023
Court denies injunction to halt strike by graduate workers
A 13-day strike by the Graduate Employees’ Organization will continue after a judge ruled the university did not prove the work stoppage has caused “irreparable harm” to the institution.
April 5, 2023
U-M to offer evidence of strike’s harm at court hearing
The university will have the opportunity at an April 10 circuit court hearing to present its case that the ongoing Graduate Employees’ Organization strike has caused “irreparable harm” to the institution.
March 31, 2023
Nominations sought for staff rep on police oversight panel
Nominations for the union staff representative position on U-M’s Police Department Oversight Committee are open through April 6 for staff members in the AFSCME, HOA, IUOE, MNA/UMPNC, Skilled Trades and UPAMM unions.
March 29, 2023
University outlines operational plans during GEO strike
The university will continue to hold classes as scheduled following the Graduate Employees’ Organization’s announcement of a planned strike, set to begin at 10:24 a.m. March 29.
March 24, 2023
U-M leaders update community on possible GEO strike action
The university will continue to hold classes as scheduled and take “appropriate lawful actions” to enable it to continue meeting its educational mission if the Graduate Employees’ Organization chooses to strike.
December 3, 2022
U-M seeking state mediator for GEO negotiations
The university is asking for a state-appointed mediator to help reach agreement on early points of contention in contract negotiations with the Graduate Employees’ Organization.
August 2, 2022
LEO-GLAM members ratify inaugural three-year contract
Members of the Lecturers’ Employee Organization/Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums bargaining unit overwhelmingly voted to ratify the union’s first contract with U-M.
July 1, 2021
U-M requests neutral third party to assist in LEO contract talks
U-M filed a petition July 1 for fact finding with the Michigan Employment Relations Commission to help reach agreement in contract negotiations with the union that represents lecturers on all three campuses.