Welcome to the EMU Federation of Teachers website! EMUFT is a union of all part-time and full-time lecturers at Eastern Michigan University. As a union of individuals, EMUFT engages a collaborative model of participation: together we are stronger!
AFT convention delegates unanimously passed a special order of business—recommended by the executive council—to fight back against attacks on unions and teachers like Vergara v. California and Harris v. Quinn, and to fight forward to reclaim the promise of America.
AFT President Randi Weingarten kicked off the AFT national convention in Los Angeles by outlining a bold plan to both fight back and fight forward to reclaim the promise of America and create economic and educational opportunity for all.
The AFT and Freelancers Union announced a new partnership that will enable contingent faculty across the country to access tailored benefits and connect, share and learn with others in their professions.
Come to a meeting to discuss options for changing the Lecturer B system into something that is better for part-time lecturers and our job security at EMU.
All lecturers are invited, EMUFT members will be able to vote on options.
There are multiple meeting times to accommodate as many people as possible. You need only come to one meeting:
Wed. July 9 at 10am
Wed. July 9 at 5:30pm
Thur. July 10 at 12pm
Thur. July 10 at 7pm
All meetings will be in 221 Pray-Harrold and will last one hour.
Last year, the EMU administration told EMUFT that it would like to change the Lecturer B system for part-time lecturers. EMUFT members met and decided it was a topic worth exploring if a system for better job security could be implemented instead. A group of members has been researching other job security provisions in higher education union contracts across the country. They will present some options for a new system and open this up for conversation at the meetings on July 9 and 10.
While the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the importance of collective bargaining and unions to families and communities in its ruling in Harris v. Quinn, let's be clear that working people, who have aspired to the middle class and tried to make a better life for their families, have taken it on the chin for years, AFT President Randi Weingarten says.