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AFT Michigan Local 6244, AFL-CIO


Join LEO Today!

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If you're ready to join LEO, get the authorization form, print it, and follow the directions to complete it and send it in today.

If you aren't ready yet, read on!

LEO was founded in 2003 and has successfully concluded two Collective Bargaining Agreements with the University (the most recent in 2007). Gains include improved job security, annual wage increases, promotional raises, expanded benefits, and an excellent grievance procedure, all to benefit the University's non tenure-track faculty in Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint.

Before LEO, only a minority of lecturers received annual pay increases. Now every lecturer does.


Before LEO, a lecturer who was eligible for UM health care coverage in the fall and winter was often ineligible over the spring and summer. Now every lecturer who is eligible for coverage in fall and winter is automatically eligible through the summer.

Before LEO, a lecturer's job security was too often measured out in four month spans. Now a lecturer who passes a major review will enjoy an appointment of at least three years, presumption of renewal, and the protections of a solid grievance system and active union representation.

A union is only as strong as its membership. To keep the gains we have made and to continue moving forward requires a large, active, and involved LEO membership. LEO needs you, and you need LEO.

If you are a UM lecturer and not yet a LEO member, join today and help the union remain strong for all our sakes.

See Member Info for details.


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