Eastern Michigan University’s 450 part-time lecturers are one step closer to gaining union representation. Union organizers filed for an election Wednesday with the Michigan Employment Relations Commission, the state agency that handles union elections. If half of active adjuncts, plus one, votes "yes" in a subsequent election, all adjuncts would be recognized as part of the EMU-Federation of Teachers, which lists 98 full-time lecturers in its membership, organizers said. A campaign has been underway at Eastern Michigan University to unionize the part-time lecturers, who are asking for better pay and benefits. The administration will negotiate a contract in a timely […]
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