June 18, 2013

Mark Totten announces bid for Attorney General in 2014

Kalamazoo attorney, Mark Totten, annouced his candidacy for state Attorney General. The Michigan State University law professor is a member of the Kalamazoo Board of Education […]
May 28, 2013

Dem Mark Schauer to Challenge Gov Snyder in 2014

Former Democratic Congressman has made his gubernatorial run official. “I’m in!” Schauer said on Twitter today. He is now the only announced candidate challenging Republican Governor […]
May 21, 2013

Ann Arbor public school teachers to lose domestic partner benefits

When the Ann Arbor school districts teachers opened up their contract to conceed a 3% raise to save the district $3.4 milion, and at the same […]
May 10, 2013

K-12 Dues Deduction Banned

The US Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the injunction imposed by US District Judge Denise Page Hood, which stopped the enforcement of the law banning payroll […]

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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August 8, 2012

Schuette is wrong for attacking working families

Attorney Andrew Nickelhoff details why Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is wrong for attacking working families Attorney General Bill Schuette’s recent legal opinion that would prevent  […]
August 20, 2012

We Have Reached a Tentative Contract Agreement With EMU

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:


August 20, 2012

Press Release: Eastern Michigan Faculty Union Reaches Tentative Agreement with EMU Administration

Ypsilanti, Mich., August 17, 2012 – 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.

August 21, 2012

Tentative Agreement Powerpoint from today’s information session

Attached you will find the Powerpoint presentation given at today’s informational session.