Eastern Michigan University administration and full-time lecturers agree on two-year extension to collective bargaining agreement

YPSILANTI – The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents today (June 10, 2021) unanimously approved a resolution authorizing University President James Smith to finalize a two-year extension to the University’s collective bargaining agreement with the EMU Federation of Teachers Full-Time Lecturers (EMUFT) bargaining unit.

The agreement was ratified by the bargaining unit on April 22, 2021. The EMUFT represents 73 Full-Time Lecturers.

Significant provisions to the agreement include:

  • A two-year extension from 2021-2023.
  • A 0% salary increase for Academic Year 2021-2022, with a renegotiation scheduled for the summer of 2022 to determine the salary for the 2022-2023 academic year.
  • Adjustments to health care premiums amounting to an 8.5% increase for PPO premiums, and 13.5% increase for HMO and HSA plan premiums.

About Eastern Michigan University

Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves more than 16,000 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.

June 10, 2021

Written by:
Walter Kraft

Walter Kraft