Welcome to the EMU Federation of Teachers website! EMUFT is a union of all part-time and full-time lecturers at Eastern Michigan University.
In December 2013, EMU issued layoff notices to 10 of the 11 Full-Time Lecturers in the College of Education.
In February 2014, EMUFT began a petition drive to save those jobs. Find information about these actions at:
Ann Arbor News - Majority of Full-Time Education Lecturers Get Notices
Eastern Echo - EMU Lecturers Receive Layoff Notices
And keep up to date on EMUFT's fight on our Facebook page.
EMUFT's Election & Budget Vote will be on March 14, 2014. Look for a call for nominations e-mail soon, and all candidates and other ballot items will be sent to members no later than February 27th.
AFT President Randi Weingarten and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) spoke at the Washington, D.C., launch of "Higher Ed, Not Debt," a new multiyear campaign advocating for affordable access to higher education for all, without the burden of debt or financial hardship.
Pushed to the wall after 18 months of bargaining for a first contract, 1,100 faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago went on strike Feb. 18 and 19. It was the first strike in recent memory at a research institution and, as such, generated a lot of media attention both in Chicago and across the nation.