All graduate students and many other employees at the University of Michigan benefit from the strong contract GEO has negotiated over the past several decades. You can still contribute solidarity dues in the semesters you are not employed as a GSI or GSSA.
GEO alumni and community allies can also support the union’s work by making a one-time or recurring contribution of solidarity dues. We’re working hard to keep membership up after the transition to a Right to Work contract, but we still need to make up for the revenue we lost when we lost the ability to charge service fees.
Solidarity dues go a long way towards helping GEO fight for a stronger contract and a more equitable campus community.
You have two options for contributing solidarity dues.
Option 1 – Pay Solidarity Dues for One Term
Sign up to pay solidarity dues in three monthly installments (i.e., for one term). You may renew each term. The suggested amounts are equivalent to your regular GSI/GSSA fraction dues minus the affiliation dues we pay to our parent union in the terms when you are teaching.
Option 2 – Ongoing or One-Time Contribution
Anyone can pay solidarity dues on a monthly, ongoing basis or make a one-time contribution. Simply click the check box on our PayPal form to make your solidarity dues an ongoing monthly contribution.
The Fine Print: If you don’t already have one, creating a PayPal account takes about two minutes. Note that donations are not tax-deductible. If you have any questions about Solidarity Dues, please email email@example.com.