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AFT Michigan Local 6244, AFL-CIO
  • Video: U of M Lecs Fight for a Fair Contract
    THIS THURSDAY the U of M Regents vote on whether or not to pass the President’s budget. Share this video WIDELY to let the people with the pursestrings know that people far and wide are watching the decisions they make about where to spend their money!
  • VIDEO: Dearborn & Flint Students Speak Up
    In this video about LEO’s contract bargaining, students from Dearborn and Flint ask WHY the U continues to financially starve the campuses with our most diverse student bodies. Check it out, and share WIDELY–we want the people with the pursestrings to know that we’re watching the decisions they make on the budget this week!  
  • University of Michigan Donors – ACT NOW!
    Anyone who regularly donates or has ever donated to the University of Michigan has power to help us get a fair contract. This letter provides two templates: 1) a letter for you to reach out to potential donors whom you might know, and 2) a template for you and them to reach out to the … Continue reading University of Michigan Donors – ACT NOW!


Introducing LEO

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Lecturers' Employee Organization
Local 6244 AFT Michigan, AFL-CIO

LEO was formed in 2002-2003 to promote the work-place interests and well-being of non tenure-track faculty at The University of Michigan. The local is run by its members, and seeks both to enhance their professional status and their contributions to quality public higher-education at Michigan and beyond.

The local represents approximately 1,500 lecturers on the University's three campuses (Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Flint), and is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, AFT Michigan, and the AFL-CIO.

LEO members ratified their first collective bargaining agreement in 2004 and their latest in 2013.  As a result of their united efforts, LEO lecturers have made significant gains in salary, job security and professional recognition. They have also formed a new and vital community of educators across the three campuses. 

Are you a UM lecturer in Ann Arbor, Dearborn or Flint who has not yet joined LEO? Consider joining today!

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