University of Michigan threatens jobs of striking graduate instructors

Graduate students still striking will “likely be removed from the system as a course instructor,” Provost Laurie McCauley said in an email Monday.

“When instructors choose not to fulfill their teaching responsibilities, it disrupts students’ education, damages the quality of instruction, and can cause other harm,” Provost Laurie McCauley said.

The university said it recently offered annual raises of 8%, 6% and 6% over three years, plus a $1,000 bonus. The school said the union didn’t respond by last Friday.

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