U of M resident advisors end strike, accept offer from university housing department
Resident advisors at the University of Michigan are ending their strike after nearly two weeks.
Members voted late Monday night to accept an offer from U of M's housing department.
We’re happy to announce ResStaff has accepted an offer from UM Housing, and our strike will be ending effective 7am on Tuesday, September 22nd. We’d like to thank everyone that supported us during our strike, especially GEO, AFT, our regents, our LT, & everyone on campus (1/2)— UMich ResStaff (@UMResstaff) September 22, 2020
The offer gives resident advisors priority COVID-19 testing and a one-time payment of $200 that can be used on campus, according to the Michigan Daily. They'll also regularly get personal protective equipment including masks, bandanas and face shields.
The university's graduate employees also recently returned to the job.
Both groups stopped work over the university's handling of COVID-19 on campus.
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