EMU faculty overwhelmingly approves new four-year contract after strike

BY: - September 26, 2022

Updated, 2:36 p.m., 9/26/22 A new labor agreement including major increases in salary and retirement compensation, as well as protections for health care coverage, has been overwhelmingly approved by members of the Eastern Michigan University chapter of the American Association of University Professors (EMU-AAUP). Following an email vote that began Tuesday and concluded Friday, 96% […]

Nurses reach tentative contract agreement with University of Michigan

BY: - September 22, 2022

The union representing about 6,200 Michigan Medicine nurses who have been working without a contract since July announced Thursday the group has reached a tentative agreement with the University of Michigan, which would avert a potential strike, end mandatory overtime and boost wages to recruit and retain workers. Members of the Michigan Nurses Association-University of […]

Ratification vote set to begin Tuesday for EMU faculty on proposed contract

BY: - September 19, 2022

Increases in salary and retirement compensation are among the terms in a proposed new labor contract for tenured and tenure track faculty at Eastern Michigan University (EMU). The EMU chapter of the American Association of University Professors (EMU-AAUP) said Friday that the tentative deal also includes protection for health care coverage. A ratification meeting of […]

At Detroit auto show, Biden praises American workers, progress on climate crisis 

BY: - September 14, 2022

President Joe Biden touted the emerging electric vehicle market during a nearly three-hour visit to the North American International Auto Show on Wednesday at Huntington Place.  Biden’s visit included a tour of the showroom floor and 30-minute rally that was packed with area union workers and elected officials. “We’re choosing to build a better America, […]

EMU faculty back in class after tentative contract deal reached

BY: - September 12, 2022

A tentative agreement has been reached between Eastern Michigan University (EMU) and striking faculty members. The EMU Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (EMU-AAUP) announced Sunday that negotiators had reached a tentative deal on a new contract covering more than 500 tenured and tenure-track faculty. “After three days on strike and four days […]

Washtenaw Co. Circuit Court rejects EMU request for restraining order against striking employees

BY: - September 9, 2022

On Friday, Washtenaw County Circuit Court Judge Carol Kuhnke denied a request from Eastern Michigan University for a temporary restraining order that would force striking faculty to return to work.  Members of the Eastern Michigan University Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (EMU-AAUP) voted in favor of a strike on Tuesday, after working […]

EMU faculty strike continues as university tries to force professors back to work

BY: - September 8, 2022

A union representing Eastern Michigan University faculty announced on Wednesday that it will file a “forceful response” opposing a request by the university administration for an injunction forcing school professors back to work after hitting the picket line that morning. The declaration came after the university administration filed suit in Washtenaw County Circuit Court earlier […]

EMU faculty votes overwhelmingly to authorize strike

BY: - September 7, 2022

Members of the Eastern Michigan University Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (EMU-AAUP) voted overwhelmingly Tuesday in favor of authorizing a strike. In the vote, 91% of the more than 500 tenured and tenure track faculty approved the strike action, which will begin Wednesday morning. Matt Kirkpatrick, associate professor of English language and […]

U of M nurses overwhelmingly vote to OK a strike, EMU professors to decide Tuesday

BY: - September 6, 2022

Updated, 10:28 a.m., 9/6/22 Labor disputes at two state universities have resulted in a strike authorization by one union, and a planned vote to seek such an authorization by another. At the University of Michigan’s hospital in Ann Arbor, nurses voted to authorize their union’s bargaining team to call for a strike, while just several […]

Lansing-area Chipotle becomes chain’s first location to unionize in the U.S.

BY: - August 26, 2022

The Chipotle restaurant in Delta Township, near Lansing, has become the chain’s first location across the country to unionize. By a vote of 11-3, workers at the store on Thursday approved joining the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. If Chipotle doesn’t file an objection within five business days, the National Labor Relations Board’s regional director can […]

University of Michigan nurses set to vote on strike authorization

BY: - August 19, 2022

Updated 3:36 p.m., 8/19/22 with comments from the University of Michigan About 6,200 nurses at the University of Michigan’s hospital in Ann Arbor will vote later this month on whether or not to authorize a strike over what union leaders and workers describe as “unfair labor practices” that are leaving nurses exhausted, burnt out and […]

Michigan Nurses Association sues University of Michigan over ‘staffing crisis’

BY: - August 17, 2022

Every day, nurses at the University of Michigan’s hospital in Ann Arbor go to their union president to make reports. They are overworked. Exhausted. Burnt out. After two and a half years of working during the COVID-19 pandemic, Michigan Medicine nurses are feeling crushed under the weight of what union officials said is an increasingly […]