Member Only Benefits

SEIU International Provided Benefits

Take advantage of all of the benefits you’ll find on SEIUMB.com — everything from free college, insurance and credit cards to discounts on travel, legal services, and everyday items. We’re proud to bring you this assortment of great benefits — at no cost or obligation — just for being an SEIU dues paying member!

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Local 517M Provided Benefits

SEIU Local 517M has negotiated a number of Members-Only Discounts which are available to dues paying members and retirees.

2022 Scholarship Program

There have been some enhancements and changes to the SEIU Local 517M Scholarship Program for 2022.

SEIU 517M – Tomorrow’s Michigan Today has been created as SEIU Local 517M’s 501c(3) and is now the entity that is offering the scholarships. This will allow for a greater ability to fundraise for the scholarship program.

The eligibility criteria has been expanded to cover member spouses. The scholarship is now open to dues-paying members in good standing (as defined in the SEIU Local 517M Constitution and Bylaws), their spouse, children, step children, adopted children or grandchildren with college or trade school expenses.

The number of scholarships available this year has been increased from 8 to 15. The amount of each scholarship has also increased from $500 to $600. These non-renewable scholarships will be awarded to students based on successful completion of the application process and meeting certain criteria. Awards will be made via a lottery system from all eligible submissions.

Scholarships are awarded without regard to gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or political affiliation of the applicant.  Scholarships are limited to one per household for each academic year.

Applications must be received by May 27, 2022.  The winners will be notified by July 1, 2022.

For full details and the scholarship application, please click here.


Legal Services Member-Only Benefit through Goodman Acker

SEIU Local 517M is proud to announce that the law firm Goodman Acker PC has agreed to provide discounted legal services to SEIU Local 517M dues paying members as part of our Member-Only Benefits program.  Goodman Acker provides union members and their families with expert, quality legal representation statewide at an exclusive reduced rate in almost all areas of law.  Goodman Acker has over 75 years of experience and provides legal services to several other unions in Michigan.

These services include:

  • Toll-Free 24/7 hotline for non-employment related legal needs.
  • Free, no obligation phone consultation.
  • No upfront fees or costs until a recovery is obtained (if applicable).
  • Saturday and evening appointments are available.
  • Discounted legal services. Rates for members and families reduced from 33 1/3% to 25% for all personal injury cases. If the case is referred to outside counsel due to specialty or practice area, there is still a discount. Click here for the schedule of discount rates.

The hotline number is: 1-866-876-5294.  They are also on the web at www.goodmanacker.com


Great Wolf Lodge Discounts

A 20% discount for SEIU Local 517M members at the Great Wolf Lodge Indoor Water Park in Traverse City. You must submit membership card at time of Check-in.

Contact SEIU 517M to find out our discount code.

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Tuition Discount – University of Detroit Mercy

The University of Detroit Mercy has decided to give 25% tuition discount to employees, spouses and children of employees working for the State of Michigan and the City of Detroit. Programs include graduate and undergraduate degrees in Civil, Environmental, Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical engineering. Please mention your employer when registering.


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