Eastern Michigan University reaches contract agreements with unions representing EMU police officers and command officers

YPSILANTI – Eastern Michigan University has reached collective bargaining agreements with the unions representing its police officers and the command officers in the EMU Department of Public Safety.

The EMU Board of Regents approved the agreements with the EMU Chapter of the Command Officers Association of Michigan, which represents seven sergeants on the police force; along the Police Officers Association of Michigan, which represents 23 EMU officers.

The two one-year agreements, which take effect July 1, 2020 and last through June 30, 2021, provide for 2 percent salary increases for each group for the next fiscal year.

The Board of Regents approved the agreements at its regular meeting Thursday, April 23. The meeting, which was open to the public via live stream, was held remotely because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The two settlements continue the University’s strong relationship with its organized labor partners. Eastern Michigan has not had a labor stoppage in 13 years.

About Eastern Michigan University

Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves nearly 18,000 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; Engineering and Technology; Health and Human Services; 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.

April 23, 2020

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