The Regents of the University of Michigan
Graduate Employees Organization
American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO Local 3550
May 7, 2002 February 1, 2005
Representatives of the Union will be permitted to transact official business with appropriate representatives of the University at all reasonable times provided they follow regular University procedures.
Where rooms, facilities, or equipment, such as duplicating, computing and audiovisual, are available for meetings or use by other non-university organizations, either with or without a charge, such rooms, facilities or equipment will be available to the Union in accordance with established University procedures.
The Union may post notices on existing bulletin board space which is not reserved for specific purposes, but in no case shall the Union be denied space sufficient to post one (1) 8 1/2 inch by 14 inch sheet in a department or unit employing employees.
In addition, the University shall provide the Union with bulletin board space designated with the Union's name for its exclusive use in ten (10) mutually agreed upon areas for the purpose of posting Union notices. Such space in each area will be large enough to hold four (4) 8 1/2 inch by 11 inch sheets.
All notices shall be signed by a responsible officer of the Union and be informational to the members of the bargaining unit concerning Union business and social events.
In accordance with the rules and regulations of work study programs which the University administers, the University agrees to receive application from the Union for eligibility as an employer.
Each semester, upon request of the Union, each instructional unit will make ten minutes available to the Union immediately following its first meeting of any GSI training session or its first meeting of GSI's and GSSA's. The purpose of this time will be to inform GSI's and GSSA's about the Union's function, to explain dues and service fee deductions, to recruit departmental stewards, and to discuss current bargaining status or any other Union business.
The University will, by the end of the first full week of each term, supply to all employee supervisors and to all faculty appointed to courses that employ Graduate Student Instructors a document summarizing those terms and conditions of this Agreement relevant to those faculty and the Graduate Student Instructors they are supervising. This document will be co-written and co-signed by the University and the Union.