Member Only Benefits

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

Closed for 2022. Applications for 2023 will be available by February 2023.

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

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 at

View their website and make reservations at:


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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