100% of $400,000 goal
Grad Workers Strike Fund (GEO AFT-Michigan Local 3550)
Update: August 2023
On August 22nd, GEO members voted to authorize a tentative agreement with UM on the 2023-2026 contract. We cannot express enough gratitude to everyone who gave to our hardship fund--you made this contract campaign possible. We are now focusing our efforts on getting backpay to striking workers who sacrificed a paycheck for our collective wins. Stay tuned!
Donate to the hardship fund for grad workers at the University of Michigan!
In March 2023, we went on strike to secure a fair contract. Instead of negotiating with us in good faith, management retaliated by withholding the April paycheck of striking workers. Even when we get paid, grads often face economic hardship. Since launching the strike fund, we have distributed over $322k in direct aid to grad workers most in need.
The university administration still refuses to offer meaningful solutions to the serious problems confronting its workforce. Should grad student workers authorize a continuation of the strike this fall, we will likely risk losing our pay again. Your donation to this strike fund will make a real difference in grad workers’ ability to sustain the fight to make a U-M for All.
If you believe that grad workers deserve fair pay, better transgender and mental healthcare, protections from sexual harassment, and better working conditions, please donate today! The university has an endowment of $17 billion and an army of lawyers — to win, we need your support. All donations will go to the Graduate Employees’ Organization’s Strike Fund account and will be used to support workers.
Learn more about U-M’s grad workers:https://www.geo3550.org/why-we...