University of Michigan graduate students continue strike after rejecting university’s offer
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Graduate student instructors at the University of Michigan will continue their strike after rejecting an initial offer from the Ann Arbor university. A proposal by the university to end the strike was supported by GEO leadership, but members ultimately rejected the university’s offer saying that it did not meet their demands. “Membership decided by an overwhelming majority that the university’s offer did not constitute continued progress on these demands,” the release states. GEO members have been on strike since Tuesday, Sept. 8, protesting the university’s return to in-person learning. On Thursday, the university released a more detailed response to GEO’s demands after its offer was rejected.
Graduate students who teach launch strike at University of Michigan
ANN ARBOR, Mich. Graduate students who teach classes at the University of Michigan were on strike Tuesday over in-person instruction during the coronavirus pandemic and other issues. The Graduate Employees' Organization, which represents more than 1,000 instructors, has called for a four-day strike. The vast majority of classes at the University of Michigan have shifted to online but the union said the university isnt doing enough to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The university is preparing to continue operations, including classes, in the event of a strike, he said. Related: University of Michigan graduate employees to strike, calling for safe campus
University of Michigan graduate employees to strike, calling for safe campus
ANN ARBOR, Mich. The University of Michigans Graduate Employees Organization (GEO) will begin striking Tuesday to protest the universitys return to in-person education amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. GEO represents graduate student instructors and graduate student staff assistants at U-M. The organization voted in favor of the strike on Monday, according to a tweet posted by the group -- one week after classes resumed on campus. The University of Michigans Lecturers Employee Organization (LEO) said Monday that the COVID-19 testing plan is inadequate, and that they support GEOs decision to strike. The university also created a COVID-19 dashboard that provides updates regarding cases of COVID-19 on the Ann Arbor campus.