Dear EMU Faculty:
We have reached a tentative agreement with the university on a new contract. This is a monumental event. We have never before finished contract negotiations before August 31st; this is also the first time this has been accomplished with out a lot of angst between the negotiating teams Below are some of the highlights:
American Association of University Professors
Our mission is to advance the core values of the American Association of University Professors: academic freedom and shared governance. The AAUP has been standing up for these principles since its founding 1915, and we believe that these values ensure that higher education will enhance the common good..
Working Together for the benefit of EMU
The EMU-AAUP is the union and collective bargaining agent for the tenure and tenure-track faculty at Eastern Michigan University, and has represented the faculty since 1974. As a union, we work to act collectively to make EMU a better place, so that we can best educate and learn with the dedicated students of EMU.
We are all better off when we work together
To stand up and fight for the basic principle that public higher education is a public good, and to defend the institution against the corporatization of our universities. The EMU-AAUP will stand with other labor organizations, community groups, student groups and others who will fight the attacks on working people, and stand with those who believe we are always better off if we act and work together.
Research makes a difference in our communities
We promote the interests of education and research in higher education, so that we can create and disseminate knowledge. This research will help us understand the world around us, which will make a difference in our local communities and beyond.