1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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. 

  6. June 25, 2020

    Regents approve framework for union recognition

    U-M will no longer require a state-supervised election for new labor unions to be recognized, under a Board of Regents resolution. Instead, new labor unions will be recognized under a practice commonly known as “card check.”

  7. May 20, 2019

    Union staff nominees sought for police oversight committee

    Nominations are being sought for an election to fill the position of union staff representative on the university’s Police Department Oversight Committee.