Eastern Michigan University reaches contract agreements with Professional/Technical Union and Police Sergeants Union

YPSILANTI - Eastern Michigan University and the UAW Professional/Technical Union (UAW-1976) and the EMU Chapter of the Command Officers Association of Michigan - Sergeants Unit have reached agreements on separate contracts.

The EMU Board of Regents approved the agreements at its regular meeting, on Tuesday, June 27.

The three-year contract with the Professional/Technical Union runs from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020. The agreement includes annual salary increases not rolled into base salary of 2.5 percent, effective July 1, 2017, July 1, 2018 and July 1, 2019. The 2016-2017 salary scale will remain unchanged for the next three years.

The four-year agreement with the Sergeants Union runs from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2021. It includes a 2 percent salary increase for the first three each fiscal years and a wage reopener in the fourth year.

Under the terms of the agreements, both unions accepted University health care and prescription plans.  

The UAW professional-technical union has 387 members. The sergeants’ unit covers seven employees.

The two settlements continue the University’s strong relationship with its organized labor partners.

About Eastern Michigan University

Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest university in Michigan. It currently serves 22,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Health and Human Services; Technology, and its graduate school. EMU is regularly recognized by national publications for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University's website.


June 27, 2017

Written by:
Geoff Larcom

Geoff Larcom