Western Michigan University part-time instructors vote to start a union
PIO now a recognized union
WMU part-time faculty sets sights on a union
KALAMAZOO Part-time faculty members at Western Michigan University will now be represented by a union.This could mean higher costs for students, but it isn't clear how much they will be able to get during the down economy.
Instructors voted 207 to 29 in favor of collective bargaining according to a count of ballots Monday at the Michigan Employment Relations Commission in Lansing, said a news release by the newly certified Professional Instructors Organization.
The union will represent part-time WMU instructors who teach at least three credit hours in a semester.