January 21, 2013


I. IntroductionThe past forty years have witnessed a decisive shift in power in American colleges and universities.1 Increasingly, institutions that were once governed jointly by faculty […]
January 15, 2013

Right to Work – FAQ

MICHIGAN’S “RIGHT TO WORK” LAWS – FAQs Andrew Nickelhoff December 18, 2012 Q: What are the right to work laws? A: On December 11, 2012, the […]
January 9, 2013

Indiana reaction belies pro-Right to Work claims

Indiana reaction belies pro-Right to Work claims By Ted Roelofs/Bridge Magazine contributor FORT WAYNE, Ind. — In the weeks after “Right to Work” became law in […]
December 18, 2012

PLEASE READ! Lack of Input on Budget Model Imposed on Colleges by Provost’s Office

Dear EMU Faculty: (Sorry for the length of this message - it is a very important issue which will affect faculty workloads)

I am writing to inform you of a major contract violation committed by Provost Schatzel and Associate Provost Jim Carroll. They have refused to get input from the Faculty Senate on the Academic Affairs budget for FY 2013. They were dismissive when asked why - saying they were not required to ask the faculty. The EMU-AAUP will be taking appropriate action to support the Faculty Senate input process.

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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November 9, 2012

Bob Jones Candidate Bio

Bob Jones — Candidate for EMU-AAUP Member-at-Large     Bob Jones — Candidate for the EMU-AAUP Executive Committee, At-Large Member Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, […]
November 11, 2012

John Palladino Bio

John Palladino – Candidate for EMU-AAUP Member-at Large                                     […]
November 27, 2012

Perfect time for Right-to-Work?

Rick Haglund: ‘If conditions were ever perfect for (right to work), they are right now’ – legislator By Rick Haglund on November 18, 2012 There’s much […]
November 28, 2012

Labor Voices: These school reforms will move Michigan forward

The Detroit News NOVEMBER 28, 2012Labor Voices: These school reforms will move Michigan forward BY STEVEN COOK The 2012 election is behind us and the voters […]