EMU Federation of Teachers Local 9102


EMUFT is local 9102 of the American Federation of Teachers. We are over 100 full-time lecturers and library staff, over 600 part-time lecturers, and together we are half of the teaching faculty at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan. EMUFT is a member-driven organization. As members of EMUFT we can improve the conditions for teaching at EMU and create better educational spaces for our students. The more who are involved, the more we can do to improve teaching and learning.

Trump's budget takes a meat cleaver to public education

The 2018 budget proposal "takes a meat cleaver to public education" and ignores promised investments in the types of skills, training and other vital family supports that Trump rode to the White House in 2016, AFT President Randi Weingarten says.


Weingarten speaks on the future of public education

In a speech at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., AFT President Randi Weingarten juxtaposed two approaches for education that would have vastly different consequences for America's students. Either build on the bipartisan consensus of the Every Student Succeeds Act to provide all families with access to great neighborhood public schools, or promote the dangerous, destructive approaches that Donald Trump's education secretary nominee advocates to undermine and privatize public education.


Trump fails a crucial test

In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten writes about Donald Trump's education policies amd how they would devastate our public education system.


Make EMU Member Strong Contract Rally

You are invited to join with other EMUFT members and supporters to help advocate for a fair contract for lecturers:


WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7 @ 12:30

At the Cesar Chavez fountain outside Welch Hall

*Wear red

We have a big year ahead of us...
as we finish Full-time Bargaining and move into Part-time Bargaining. And we'll be looking to implement strategies to get more EMUFT members involved in working together and raising our voices and visibility on campus.
Bring your ideas, perspectives, concerns, energy, and enthusiasm.
Come meet other members and share stories. Let's work together to make EMU a great place for all lecturers and for our students. Remember: our workplace is our students' learning space.

Contact Tim Allen, EMUFT Staff Organizer at 313-633-4487 or emuftorganizer@gmail.com for info or if you have any questions.