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LEO Annual Convention 2014

Written by LEO. Posted in Around LEO

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Join your fellow lecturers on October 25 to help build a stronger union.


 In the face of "Right to Work," how do we protect and expand the gains we've made together? Gains in . . .

  • Job Security
  • Summer Bridge Benefits
  • Wage Increases
  • A Grievance Procedure
  • And much more!

Be part of the three-campus discussion at the LEO Annual ConventionSaturday, October 25, 2014, 10 a.m., in the Michigan Union, Anderson Room.

All members welcome!

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UC endorses amendment

Written by LEO. Posted in News

At its October meeting, the LEO Union Council endorsed a  proposed amendment to the LEO constitution that designates the union's election day as the last working day of September in even numbered years. The election-day amendment was the only one to receive the required 20 member signatures in support. 

Members will vote on the amendment at the LEO Annual Convention on Saturday, October 25.

Halloran wins re-election

Written by LEO. Posted in News

Long-time LEO president Bonnie Halloran has won re-election in the first-ever contested election for the union's top office. Halloran received 66% of the votes cast to defeat challenger David Skrbina.  The ballots were counted Tuesday evening by the LEO Election Committee.

Those who won uncontested elections to LEO's Union Council were as follows:

Vice-President --Kirsten Herold

Treasurer-- Rick Robinson

Secretary -- Elizabeth Axleson

Ann Arbor Co-chair – Rob Sulewski

Dearborn Chair – Sheryl Edwards

Flint Chair – Laura MacIntyre

One of the two co-chairships in Ann Arbor remains to be filled.

LEO wins national awards for communication

Written by Bonnie Halloran. Posted in News

ribbonOnce again, LEO has garnered awards for excellence in communication from the American Federation of Teachers.

AFT has notified us that LEO has won six Communications Awards:

  • 1st Place Print Periodical, 3rd Place Layout - LEO Matters (Issues 20, 21 & 23)
  • 1st Place Print Non-periodical -"Treating UM Lecturers Fairly" (Bargaining Brochure)
  • 1st Place Editorial - "Governance before Shared Services" (Joint LEO/GEO Op Ed in Michigan Daily 11.17.2013)
  • 2nd Place Photo or Illustration – Fighting RTW in MI State Capitol, LEO Matters (Issue 20)
  • 2nd Place Video – "Respect" Flash Mob. View: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxYaNN6vvQY

Special thanks to Lila Naydan, Melanie Manos, Jamie Jones, Beth Hay, Judy Dyer, our entire Communications Committee, our GEO friends, and all who danced in our "R-E-S-P-E-C-T" VIDEO.

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