EMU Federation of Teachers Local 9102

Welcome to the EMU Federation of Teachers website!

EMUFT is local 9102 of the American Federation of Teachers and represents over 100 full-time lecturers and library staff as well as over 600 part time lecturers at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan. EMUFT is a member-driven organization. The more who are involved, the stronger we will become. The EMUFT office is located in 110 King Hall.

Teachers union presidents discuss ESEA priorities

The presidents of the nation's two largest teachers unions offered a solid shared vision for reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act at a Washington, D.C., meeting with state policy chiefs and in a joint keynote address to a nationwide audience of classroom educators participating in Share My Lesson's third annual virtual conference.


A tale of two states

In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten looks at how Minnesota and Wisconsin have followed very different economic paths since electing new governors in 2010.


AFT launches full-court press on ESEA reauthorization

From grass-roots lobbying on Capitol Hill to a telephone town hall meeting, the AFT focused intense activity and energy in the first days of March on the all-important reauthorization of the keystone federal law for K-12 education, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.


EMUFT Elections March 13

Plan to come vote!  EMUFT Elections will be held on Friday, March 13,

from 10am - 7 pm in 203 Pray-Harrold.

The ballot information:

Do you approve the budget for the fiscal year 2015-2016 including a dues rate of 2.15%

Click here for the proposed budget

Officer Nominations:

President:  Lisa Laverty                

Vice President: (choose one) Matthew Cooper or Tom Wagner
Secretary: Jill Darling        

Treasurer: Anthony (Tony) Kurek

Grievance Officer: Laura Zimmerman

Click here to read statements from the candidates


Call for Officer Nominations for Upcoming Election

The election committee for EMUFT is seeking nominations for the offices of President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and Grievance Officer. If you would like to nominate yourself or someone you know who is a member of the union, then please do so by sending an email to emuft9102@gmail.com, no later than Thursday, February 19th, 2015.

Elections will be held on campus on Friday, March 13, 2015. More details on this will follow. Please look for the list of nominees in the coming few weeks and plan to come vote on the 13th.