LEO members hold grade-ins

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annarbor gradeinDonned in bright yellow LEO t-shirts, Lecturers graded piles of their students' quizzes, papers, and exams to showcase just one aspect of the multifaceted and crucial work they do for undergraduate students at UM.

University administrators bargaining a fourth contract with LEO have offered zero percentage raises to Lecturers working in Ann Arbor. 

Elizabeth Axelson, a Lecturer in the English Language Institute (ELI) on Ann Arbor's UM campus, said she was in attendance at the grade-in because she "want[s] a fair contract for Lecturers" including "a well-deserved pay raise and union security." Her ELI colleague, Judy Dyer, echoed her sentiments, observing that "Lecturers need a fair contract now. That's why I'm here: to remind the administration that we're absolutely essential to the University's educational mission. Students need us and the administration should respect us."

Additional coverage:

Taking a stand by sitting in. The Michigan Journal (UM-Dearborn).

University of Michigan Lecturers Hold Grade-Ins in Opposition to Zero Percent Raises. LEO Press Release.


Contract Now Rally

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Rally & March to the Regent's Meeting

February 21, 2013
Where: Steps of the Michigan Union
When: Rally @ 2:30, March to Regents meeting @ 3pm

We will be delivering our Contract Now poster to the regents!

More informaton.


University offers AA lecturers 0% raise

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On February 1, the U of M administration put a wage package on the bargaining table which included a 0% raise for Ann Arbor Lecturers for the next three years, and the status quo for Dearborn and Flint. This "offer" flies in the face of LEO's "Equal Pay for Equal Work" contract campaign.

Say NO to this insulting offer. Attend bargaining on Friday, February 8th. Ann Arbor campus, North Campus, Engineering , Lurie Building, 3rd floor, the Johnson rooms.


Flash Mob Video

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video icon They sing, they dance, they teach!

LEO held a flash mob at the Fishbowl on the University of Michigan's Central Campus at noon on Wednesday, January 30, 2013. Donned in bright yellow LEO t-shirts, Lecturers surprised the campus community by singing and dancing to an adaptation of Areatha Franklin's "Respect." As their revised lyrics indicate, UM lecturers seek "respect for [their] teaching" via a fourth contract that gives them equal pay for equal work, benefits, and job security.


A flash mob with a message -- respect lecturers

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A flash mob of LEO members and supporters dance and sing to the tune of Areatha Franklin's "Respect" (with modified lyrics)  in the Fishbowl on UM's Ann Arbor campus, noon, Wednesday, January 30, 2013.


Photo by Marc Ammerlaan

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