GEO to Announce Campaign to Protest the Unjust Firing of GSRA for Union Organizing


GEO to announce campaign to protest the unjust firing of GSRA for union organizing

  Press conference

WHEN:  12pm, Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

WHERE:  Outside the Lurie Engineering Center, 1221 Beal Ave, Ann Arbor

WHY:  To protest the unjust firing of a GEO member who is a Graduate Student Research Assistant (GSRA).  She was terminated and kicked out of her academic program for union organizing at the University of Michigan.

WHO:  The Graduate Employees’ Organization ( is the labor union representing ~1,800 Graduate Student Instructors (GSIs) and Graduate Student Staff Assistants (GSSAs) at the University of Michigan.  GEO was founded in 1970 and we won our first contract in 1975, making GEO the oldest certified graduate employee union in the United States.  GEO has been organizing with ~2,200 Graduate Student Research Assistants (GSRA) since late 2010.


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