Eastern Michigan University, part-time lecturers union reach tentative agreement on three-year contract

YPSILANTI – Eastern Michigan University has reached a tentative agreement on a three-year contract with the Eastern Michigan University Federation of Teachers Part-Time Lecturers Unit.

The agreement runs from Sept. 1, 2017 until August 31, 2020.

Further details of the agreement will be provided pending a ratification vote by union members. The agreement then must be approved by the EMU Board of Regents.

Rhonda Longworth, provost and executive vice president for academic and student affairs, said, "I want to express my appreciation and support for the central role our EMU Part-Time Lecturers play in the education and campus experience of EMU students. I also want to thank the negotiating teams for their hard work and strong commitment to collaboration.”

The agreement covers approximately 600 instructional staff, field instructors and library staff teaching at least one credit hour or the equivalent non-credit instructional workload.

The unit does not include faculty members represented by the EMU-American Association of University Professors (AAUP) and lecturers in the Full-Time Lecturers union, the EMU Federation of Teachers Local 9102 (EMUFT).

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.

September 05, 2017

Written by:
Geoff Larcom

Geoff Larcom