Here’s what the majority of my union wants to walk out over:
geo3550.org/news/

one of the deans of my university just sent an email encouraging faculty to SCAB

claiming some kind of concern for undergrads when really that concern is only for the undergrad as a student-consumer, not prioritizing health and safety and wellness at this campus

fuck the university fuck deans fuck admin and UP THE STRIKE

University of Michigan graduate student strike 

If you'd like to show your solidarity with UM graduate students, sign up for a virtual picket shift here: docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAI

thankz

The University of Michigan twitter account retweeted a "happy labor day" graphic

and then 20 minutes later retweeted the UM public affairs account that included the anti-strike statement (link here: twitter.com/UMPublicAffairs/st )

Here's a link to the LEO* union's statement on the grad student strike:

docs.google.com/document/d/1NY

*lecturer's union

solidarity!

UM GEO 3550 Strike Day 1 

This is an illegal strike. There is a no-strike clause in our contract that only allows us to “walk out” while we’re negotiating a new contract. There could be massive repercussions but we need all of higher ed, all union labor, to have their eyes on our strike. Only with pressure from grad students, faculty, undergrads, and people outside of the University of Michigan will the administration listen to any of our demands.

UM GEO 3550 Strike Day 1 

We’re striking for universal remote work for ALL workers, not just grad students, a universal $2500 emergency grant for all grad students, lifting restrictions on childcare subsidies, and defunding campus cops by 50%. These are incredible demands and as one of the oldest grad student unions, it’s our responsibility to push the most radical demands and really bring thjs university to its knees.

Up the strike!
Down with admin!

UM GEO 3550 Strike Day 2 

Please fill out this form to auto send a letter in support of the GEO strike:

actionnetwork.org/letters/stri

If you’re an academic or connected to a university, please consider making a public statement of support of GEO 3550 and our fight for a safe and just campus!

UM GEO 3550 Strike Day 2 

the university is still telling students to scab by going to classes, and this being the University of Michigan (p conservative despite what some people think), those students are eating it up. There are a handful of undergrads who support us but they are in the minority.

There’s a lesson to be learned from this, and it’s that no grad student organizer should write off undergrad support (something I’ve seen union leadership do in the past...)

UM GEO 3550 Strike Day 2 

anyways, please support me and my union. We’re fighting for a lot and we need to remind the state of Michigan, the university, and academia how powerful one of the oldest graduate student unions can be

UM GEO 3550 Strike Day 2 

Campus police at UM Ann Arbor were only armed in the 1990s, and were armed because Ann Arbor city police were reluctant to crack down on anti-racist student protestors

This says SO MUCH about what the actual role of campus pigs are. Safety my ass.

digital.bentley.umich.edu/mida

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UM GEO 3550 Strike Day 2 

@jasminee Thanks for sharing this! I'm going to take a look at my university's archives and see if something similar happened here. Solidarity.

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UM GEO 3550 Strike Day 2 

@jasminee Holy shit our campus police weren't armed until 2013! And somehow the potential for disarmament is considered to be impossible!

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