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EMU Faculty Union Statement Supporting Student Protests at EMU

PRESS RELEASE: Eastern Michigan University American Association of University Professors (EMU- AAUP) Eastern Michigan Faculty Union statement supporting student protests at EMU Ypsilanti, Mich., November 11, […]

The Four Pillars of the EMU-AAUP

American Association of University Professors

Academic Freedom and Shared Governance

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

Professors Acting Collectively for the Betterment 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

Public Higher Education is a Public Good

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

Promote Research and Knowledge Dissemination

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.


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June 6, 2012

June 5, 2012

DAY 1 – June 5, 2012 10-4 p.m.

Our first day of negotiations with the EMU Administration went well.

June 9, 2012

June 8, 2012

DAY 2 – June 8, 2012 10-4 p.m.

Day 2  went well.  We are whipping through the clean up language such as deleting spring/summer semesters from the contract and replacing them with summer subterms, along with adding school directors to the contract as department heads. We are also putting relevant appendices into the contract itself.

June 13, 2012

June 12, 2012

DAY 3 – June 12, 2012 10-4 p.m.

On Day 3 we started getting into more substantive changes and fixes to the contract. We discussed changes to the PPE language. We are asking that full PPEs be changed to just cover any area that may be a problem. Right now if a faculty member gets called up for a full PPE the amount of documents which have to be prepared is similar to a tenure dossier.  

June 20, 2012

June 19, 2012

DAY 4 – June 19, 2012 1-4 p.m.

On Day 4 we started negotiations at 1pm; in the morning, we attended the rally supporting the clericals and the administration went to the a.m. sessions with the Board of Regents;