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Monday, September 19, 2011

MERC issues decision on GSRA unionization petition

The Michigan Employment Relations Commission issued its written ruling Sept. 14 dismissing a union representation petition filed by the Graduate Employees' Organization in April.


Click here to read the written decision by MERC.

GEO, a unit of the American Federation of Teachers/Michigan that represents graduate student instructors and graduate student staff assistants on the U-M campuses, had sought to conduct an election to determine if GEO would also represent graduate student research assistants as their collective bargaining agent.

The written ruling was consistent with the decision announced Aug. 8 by MERC. The decision also denied a motion to intervene filed by an individual graduate student.