April 19, 2012

MI AAUP Endorses Occupy Wall Street Movement

Michigan Conference AAUP Supports Occupy Wall Street The Michigan Conference AAUP endorses and stands in solidarity with the Collective Bargaining Congress of the AAUP and the […]
April 16, 2012

Unions get revenge as Issue 2 fails

By  Jim Siegel  and  Joe VardonWednesday November 9, 2011 8:42 AM Senate Bill 5, which limited collective bargaining in the name of cost control, was reviled […]
April 16, 2012

Professors Hold 1-Day Strike

Faculty strike at Cal State East Bay shuts campus, frustrates some students, buoys othersBy Lisa M. Kriegerlkrieger@mercurynews.comPosted: 11/17/2011 04:49:55 PM PSTUpdated: 11/17/2011 09:48:59 PM PST Classrooms were empty […]
April 16, 2012

Arizona universities turn to cities inlieu of state support

Arizona universities turn to cities in lieu of state support [1]Submitted by Kevin Kiley [2] on December 1, 2011 – 3:00am The two newest public university […]

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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March 12, 2015

Your company’s health insurance costs are going down. But yours are going up.

An interesting article from Vox about the cost of health care (and who is paying for it). Click here to read the article.
March 13, 2015

Open Letter to EMU President on the Status of Women

Sue Martin, President Eastern Michigan University Dear President Martin, The Committee on the Status on Women is a standing committee of the American Philosophical Association (APA). […]
April 14, 2015

Faculty Compensation Survey Results

Dear AAUP Member:

Today, the AAUP is releasing the results of our annual faculty compensation survey and report on the economic status of the profession (http://www.aaup.org/reports-publications/2014-15salarysurvey).

The survey includes information on full-time faculty salary and benefits at two- and four-year colleges and universities, with 1,136 participating institutions.  It includes data on more than 375,000 full-time faculty, making it the largest independent faculty compensation survey in the United States. And it is the only survey of its kind to include extensive information on benefits as well as salary. 

June 18, 2015

Scott Walker’s latest target: College professors

Colleagues, The national AAUP has responded significantly to Wisconsin, and there is more to come. All three of these pieces are excellent. President Fichtenbaum’s letter to […]