Ypsilanti, MI – The faculty strike at Eastern Michigan University has been underway for a week. Wednesday, however, was the first day that some classes were cancelled due to the strike. WEMU's Andrew Cluley spoke with several students to get their reactions to the situation. Click on the audio icon to hear more.
Ypsilanti, MI – It appears water and sewer rates will be going up again in Ypsilanti soon. City council has approved the first reading of an ordinance to raise water and sewer rates by an average of three-point-nine percent. The city gets some of its water from the Detroit water department, which is increasing its rates, so the city says it needs to likewise raise its rates to cover the additional cost. Council member Lois Richardson cast the lone "no" vote on the increases Monday night.
Ypsilanti, MI – Fall classes are underway at Eastern Michigan University, but the faculty remains on strike. Contract talks broke off Tuesday night after the faculty union rejected what the university called its 'last best offer.' This morning, WEMU's David Fair spoke with EMU President John Fallon to get details on that final offer, and what the university plans to do next as the faculty strike continues. Click on the audio icon to hear the entire interview.
Ypsilanti, MI – Eastern Michigan University's faculty remains on strike today, the scheduled first day of fall classes. Contract talks broke off Tuesday night after the university's negotiating team made what it called its 'last best offer'. This morning, WEMU's David Fair spoke with faculty union president Howard Bunsis to find out why that offer wasn't good enough. Click on the audio icon to hear the entire interview.