By Andrew Cluley
Ypsilanti, MI – Eastern Michigan University and the union representing EMU faculty have reached a tentative contract agreement. The agreement was announced this morning.
University and faculty union officials say the two-year pact includes a one-thousand dollar pay increase plus a one-percent pay increase this year, then a two percent pay increase next year. Faculty members will also pay more for health care coverage under the new contract.
The faculty is represented by the EMU chapter of the American Association of University Professors. Faculty will vote on the new contract on September 10th.
The agreement will also have to be approved by EMU's Board of Regents.