Grad workers are fighting for a 2023-26 contract that achieves affordability and dignity for all grads! Over 2,400 grads signed a petition expressing their support for a platform built around a central demand for a living wage of $38,500. Read more about the platform here!

How Can I Take Action?

Sign up to attend bargaining sessions (in-person or online) at GEO members voted for and won — against fierce resistance from HR — the right of any worker to attend the negotiations that affect their next contract. Now it’s time to #ShowUp for each other!

Participate in the Week of Grad Labor Visibility on February 6 – 10! Too often, the work we do happens out of the sight of undergrads, staff, faculty, and even each other. Let’s show the campus community the work that we make the University run! Click here to learn more.

What are you showing up for? Share your reasons with GEO bargaining Zoom backgrounds at

How Can I Learn More?

Check out GEO’s Negotiation Bulletin for weekly updates on what happened in the bargaining room.

Read the 2022-23 Proposal Guide for details on what we’re fighting for!

Clearing Up U-M Misinformation

GSIs graded Provost McCauley’s January 23 email to faculty about our campaign. It received a failing grade. Check out the misinformation that the administration is spreading here.

GSIs previously graded The Record’s 12/3 report on our negotiations with UM. We docked points for bad math and poor evidence. Check it out here.

Grad students deserve a seat at the table. Take yours. Bargaining sessions (almost) every Friday. RSVP: