Speak up, especially when your safety is at risk!
Parking structures are designed for vehicles and not pedestrians. Therefore, hazards are everywhere. The P3 parking garage is particularly dangerous in the mornings during shift change. Drivers are going too fast or distracted and pedestrians are at risk just walking to the door. Please be vigilant of your surroundings and defensive when you are on foot or in a vehicle.
When off-site assignments require you to park in an area where you don't feel safe, call security for an escort. You're an employee of the University of Michigan, regardless of how that institution views you. Your union did not out-source your rights and your safety is an HOA concern.
With contract negotiations fast approaching, safety and parking will be a hot topic at the negotiation table.