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.

Community Organizing - WeRoc

WeRoc (the Washtenaw Regional Organizing Coalition) is a coalition of community faith and labor organizations that is doing some exciting things to further social and economic justice in our region. WeROC is working to bring together membership-based community organizations to create a collective voice and impact public affairs and issues in Washtenaw county and across the state.

EMUFT has been a part of this growing movement to increase awareness and create change on a number of issues including:

Ban the (past conviction) Box on employment forms, a variety of local Education issues including promoting programs like Restorative justice instead of suspension, and working for economic dignity for working families.

The next WeROC meeting will be held on Thursday, May 7, 5:45-7:15, at Beth Israel Congregation, Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor. The June 4 meeting will be held on the EMU campus in the Student Center room 352. You are invited to attend to just listen in or participate in this dynamic community movement. We would love to have a number of EMUFT members at the meeting to welcome our community partners.

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.


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.

Info Sessions on Elections and Dues Rate

EMUFT will offer informational sessions about upcoming elections and a dues rate increase, proposed by the EMUFT Union Council.

Please come to a session to learn more, and talk with others, about these issues.

There are multiple meeting times, you need only come to one:

Mon  2/9  7:15- 8:15 pm 409 Pray-Harold
Tue  2/10  11:15 am - 12:15 pm 125 Sill
Tue  2/10  5:15-6:15 pm 154 Science Complex
Wed  2/11  2:30-3:30 pm College of Business room 222


The election is March 13 during the day. Location TBA.

EMUFT is a member-driven organization. The more who are involved, the stronger we will become. Will you commit to working with other EMUFT members in 2015?