Eastern Michigan University faculty vote to strike

Eastern Michigan University’s faculty union voted to strike as contract talks reached a stalemate, the union announced Tuesday night. The strike, which was authorized by 91% of faculty members in attendance, will begin Wednesday.

“Our message to EMU students, parents and alumni is simple: EMU faculty are standing up for you and for quality education,” said Matt Kirkpatrick, associate professor of English language and literature at EMU and chair of the EMU-AAUP negotiating team, in a statement.

“But the EMU Administration has let you down, raising their own salaries while trying to reduce our compensation, and repeatedly failing to bargain in good faith.”

Read more on the Detroit Free Press.

Micah Ward
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Micah Ward is a University Business staff writer. He recently earned his master’s degree in Journalism at the University of Alabama. He spent his time during graduate school working on his master’s thesis. He’s also a self-taught guitarist who loves playing folk-style music.

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