Our Union, Our Michigan

At SEIU Local 517M, we are the people of Michigan serving the people of Michigan. We are proud to be connected to our members as we join forces to serve, grow, and lead within our communities. Our voice takes many shapes, as scientists and engineers, road commission crews, paraprofessionals, unemployment insurance examiners, technicians, librarians, city workers, and more. We are public employees.

We Connect


We Serve


We Lead

Past Newsletters

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2023 Scholarships Now Available

The SEIU 517M – Tomorrow’s Michigan Today Scholarship is open to dues-paying members in good standing (as defined in the SEIU Local 517M Constitution and Bylaws), their spouse, children, step […]

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Expanded State Employee Paid Family Leave

Governor Whitmer has stated a commitment to expanding paid family leave to every parent in Michigan. “For the members of SEIU Local 517M, access to paid parental leave has been […]

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Member Perspectives

Union membership is more than belonging. It’s engaging in order to shape a shared future in which we all have an active stake.  “As part of our push to an […]

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SEIU Local 517M Member Benefits



Access to Representation by a Professional Labor Representative

Access to the SEIU - Free College Benefit and Student Debt Forgiveness Navigator

Access to Exclusive (Member Only) Programs and Discounts



Political Representation

Legislative Monitoring / Analysis

Public Advocacy on Work Related Issues



Be Informed About the Internal Governance and Affairs of the Union

Access to SEIU LOCAL 517M Publications

Eligibility for the SEIU LOCAL 517M Scholarship Fund

A Voice in your Future

A Voice In Your Future

Run or Vote in Union Elections

Participate in Union Bargaining Efforts

Give Input / Approve Union Contracts

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