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