June 21, 2014

USA Today Article on New EMU Gray Turf

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June 17, 2014

Howard Bunsis Presentation on Number of Faculty at EMU

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June 17, 2014

Howard Bunsis Speech to the Board of Regents 6/10/14

I have been involved in AAUP leadership for 10 years.  This calendar year has been the worst in those 10 years in terms of faculty-administration relationships, and implementation of the contract. The support for such a claim is simple: we currently have 1 ULP and 4 arbitrations pending.   Faculty members do not feel as if they are protected in terms of safety. Untenured faculty members are afraid to speak.  The dept. of AA has violated the contract in numerous cases, and young, untenured faculty members are being told that if they go to the union, they will have problems.  By itself, this is another ULP that we have yet to file

May 9, 2014

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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 11, 2012

AnnArbor.com article on EMU Negotiations

EMU contract negotiations: Employees say low raises, increased benefit costs may result in pay reduction   Joe Braunschneider describes his experience as a negotiator seeking a […]
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 17, 2012

“AAUP’s Incoming President Hopes to Overhaul It to Expand Its Reach”

A cover story in the Chronicle on June 10, 2012 discusses the agenda of the national organization’s newly elected leadership. EMU affiliates can access the full […]
June 18, 2012

Updates on the Protect Our Jobs Campaign

NPR: Protect Our Jobs Campaign Files Petition Signatures For November Ballot The campaign to guarantee collective bargaining rights in the state constitution says it has more […]