August 17, 2012
Contact: Susan Moeller, President, EMU-AAUP
Ypsilanti, Michigan – The EMU-AAUP (the Eastern Michigan Chapter of the American Association of University Professors) has reached a tentative agreement with the university’s administration on a new three-year contract. The EMU-AAUP is the bargaining agent for the full-time tenure track faculty at Eastern Michigan University. The existing contact expires at the end of the month, and the new contract will run through August 31, 2015.
The contract includes raises of 2% per year for each year of the contract, as well as changes in health care payments. The contract also includes additional support and incentives for faculty research.
“We are very pleased that we were able to reach an agreement that will benefit faculty, students, and the university. These negotiations were conducted in an atmosphere of mutual respect, with both sides committed to doing what was best for the university. The fact that we completed negotiations two weeks before the expiration of the contract is indicative of the cooperation that was present throughout the bargaining process” said Susan Moeller, EMU-AAUP President.
The membership of the union will have a ratification vote in approximately two weeks.
As a member of the National Association of American University Professors and a member of the Collective Bargaining Congress, the EMU-AAUP chapter strives to protect the faculty’s right to academic freedom and ensure faculty governance exists and is upheld at Eastern Michigan University.