Will Northern Michigan University Adjuncts Join the AAUP?
by Shaina James The Michigan Employment Relations Commission (MERC) will send out ballots to qualifying adjuncts to vote on gaining union representation on Monday, October 3, 2011. One hundred adjuncts are qualified to vote in the election. In order to win representation, a majority of the total votes must be in favor of the accretion. According to MERC, the ballots will have a place to vote “yes,” that NMU adjuncts should join the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) – NMU, or “no,” they should not be accreted into the chapter. “All contingent faculty who have been employed to teach […]