LEO Matters Blog
AFT Michigan Local 6244, AFL-CIO
We’ll be bargaining in Flint this Friday, with counterproposals from the University on salary. In this guest post, Stephanie Irwin-Booms, a Lecturer II at UM-Flint’s English Department reminds us why much higher salaries–and greater economic justice for lecs at all three campuses–will be a big part of any final contract that LEO signs on to. … Continue reading What does a 12+ year career at the University of Michigan-Flint look like?
Well, friends and colleagues, it was another record-breaking day at bargaining on Friday! At least 124 lecturers showed up, along with over 100 allies–including a LOT of undergraduate students, who spoke powerfully about their interest in our bargaining when they introduced themselves. What these numbers mean: Talking with students and showing the quick PowerPoint (available … Continue reading Bargaining Update 3/16: In Swahili, LEO Means “Today” AND We Got a Big Move!
Who knew you could get a room full of lecturers fired up and cheering at 8pm on a Tuesday? Last night–Tuesday the 13th of March–we held our first of three Ann Arbor campus general membership meetings. (We’ll have a sequence of three GMMs on each campus, each meeting building in terms of size and urgency.) … Continue reading Round One of GMMs Down, A2 Open Bargaining 1 THIS FRIDAY