EMU Lecturers Hold Sit-In On Campus During Union Contract Negotiations
Part-Time lecturers at Eastern Michigan University held a sit-in outside the university's president's office to protest possible cuts reported by their union.
Eastern Michigan University's Federation of Teachers released a statement saying that EMU wants to impose a 25% pay cut to all new part-time lecturers. As they negotiate a new contract they're also asking for medical benefits and a pay raise for current employees. Some make less than fifteen thousand dollars a year.
“They’re able to find money to do a new sports complex, to renovate it for $35 million, but they’re asking us for a pay cut?” Cooper says.
An EMU spokesperson said the university does not comment on current negotiations.
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