Approximately 2,600 university employees on the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses and Michigan Medicine are members of AFSCME (American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees) Local 1583. They play an important role supporting the university’s education, research and patient care missions through a variety of work, predominantly in the areas of service, maintenance and patient care.

Employees represented by AFSCME receive generous health care benefits, including low cost prescription drug coverage and copays for medical care, retirement savings plans with a 2-to-1 matching employer contribution, paid time off, as well as seniority and job security rights.

A new contract was ratified June 21, 2017.