Tuesday, June 30, 2009

New Union

WMU's part-time instructors have voted to form a union.

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.

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.
This could mean higher costs for students, but it isn't clear how much they will be able to get during the down economy.

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