Graduate Workers at U of Michigan Reject Management’s Latest Offer, Continue Strike – Supporters Asked to Join Picket Line, Bring Supplies, Contribute to Strike Fund

Graduate Employees’ Organization 3550

Dear GEO members and supporters,

Tonight, in a historic move, GEO membership voted to reject management’s latest offer. That means we are still on strike – and still hitting the picket line. We appreciate the hundreds and hundreds of picketers who showed up for our first two days of striking – and welcome the hundreds more who will join us. On Thursday, we will be joined by U-M’s Residential Advisors who announced their strike yesterday! When you see them, on and off the picket lines, give them all the solidarity for standing up against a very powerful employer.

Join the next picket shift! Come to the Diag (Central) or Tower (North) for any of the following shifts: 8-11 am, 11am -2 pm, or 2pm-5pm. You will be assigned your picket location on the spot. 

Supplies: We’d love to have more megaphones, batteries for megaphones, chalk, savory food/fresh food, and drinks other than water/gatorade. If you can’t drop anything off, contribute to our Strike Fund – and share it with others. The more we raise the longer we fight. 

The love and solidarity GEO has received is incredible and demonstrates how much our fight is a fight for all workers on campus. We are moved by the outpouring of support for our struggle and look forward to continuing to fight alongside you. An injury to one is an injury to all. 

In solidarity,

Erin, Lucy, and Kathleen

Graduate Employees’ Organization 3550

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