ANN ARBOR, MI/ Wens. Sept 16 / GEO Strike at U of M Ends

SigAct:

Graduate Employees’ Organization has accepted the 2nd deal offered by the University of Michigan effectively ending its two week old strike.  GEO said they felt pressured to accept the offer because of the University lawsuit seeking a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against the GEO’s illegal strike.

Prior to acceptance of the University’s offer, the GEO’s strategy of  building a coalition of groups with different agendas and focusing their attack on President Mark Schlissel had seemed to be working.  President Schlissel narrowly survived a faculty no no confidence vote. Two days after the vote Faculty Senate leadership reversed the outcome since abstentions should not have been counted as votes.

Weds. The GEO protested by blacking traffic on South State Street in front of the Michigan Union.

Sources:

News:

https://www.michigandaily.com/section/academics/graduate-students-talk-end-strike

https://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/2020/09/graduate-employees-reach-deal-with-university-of-michigan-to-end-strike.html

https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2020/09/17/grad-students-end-strike-university-michigan/3479731001/

https://www.freep.com/story/news/education/2020/09/16/university-michigan-grad-instructors-strike/5813687002/

https://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/2020/09/university-of-michigan-is-no-longer-able-to-hide-inadequacy-of-pandemic-response-grad-students-say.html

https://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/2020/09/university-of-michigan-graduate-employees-on-strike-want-hearing-to-argue-restraining-order.html

Lack of Trust: https://www.freep.com/story/news/education/2020/09/15/university-michigan-mark-schlissel/5806538002/

Faculty No Confidence Vote: https://www.freep.com/story/news/education/2020/09/16/mark-schlissel-survives-no-confidence-vote-from-faculty/5823538002/

Faculty Reverses No Confidence Vote: https://www.freep.com/story/news/education/2020/09/15/university-michigan-mark-schlissel/5806538002/

https://www.michigandaily.com/section/administration/president-schlissel-provost-collins-discuss-testing-policing-live-call

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Week 2 Action Calendar: https://twitter.com/geo3550/status/1305321077468520448/photo/1