Fall Social!

Please join us for food, drink, and collegiality at the EMUFT Social on September 18th from 5 - 8 at the Corner Brewery.

This is a great way to meet folks from across campus and to talk to other lecturers in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

Fall Evaluation and Promotion workshops

EMUFT is offering Evaluation and Promotion Workshops again this fall for both part-time and full-time lecturers.  The workshops aim to get everyone up to speed on changes to the evaluation/promotion sections of last year's new contracts, so we are all empowered with that information and do not miss any opportunities.  The workshops last one hour and will be led by members of the bargaining teams.

The dates/times and locations are:

Monday, Sept 8th at 6:30 p.m. in 145 Science Complex
Thursday, Sept 11th at 3:45 p.m. in 306 Pray-Harrold
Friday, Sept 12th at 11 a.m. in the College of Business room 472, which is the Dean's Conference Room

Meetings to Discuss Changing the Lecturer B System

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.

Union Council Meeting April 25

The Union Council, made up of the elected officers of the union, will be meeting on April 25th from 10 -12 in room 221 Pray Harrold. 

The Agenda for this meeting is as follows: 

 Report from National Higher Ed Conference

 Grievance Team Report

 Organizing Report

 Dave Dobbie AFT Michigan Staff/Statewide issues

 Officer Summer Availability/Actions and Strategic Planning Session

 Local Races/Endorsing Candidates Discussion