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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!


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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