Eastern Michigan University professors vote to approve new contract

Eastern Michigan University’s chapter of the American Association of University Professors voted to ratify a new contract, the union announced Friday.

The contract, which covers more than 500 tenured and tenure-track faculty at the university, includes raises of at least $ 4,000 as well as 3.25% base pay increases in the second and third year of the four-year contract, the union said in a statement.

“Our negotiating team listened closely to our members throughout this process,” said Matt Kirkpatrick, chair of the EMU-AAUP negotiating team and an associate professor of English language and literature, in the release announcing the ratification.

“Our goal was to bring back an agreement to address concerns we heard about supporting our students, fair compensation and creating a foundation for continued quality education at EMU. I think the results of this ratification vote show that we achieved our goal. “

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