Good News!! (Also, Time Change at Pierpont Tomorrow)

Dear Lecturers,

Guess what? We’ve got some great news!

As many people were anxiously anticipating, today the University Regents voted on a budget for next academic year. The budget they passed contained a substantial increase for our contract.

After a marathon hurry-up-and-wait yesterday, and a more compact version of that today, we negotiated a fantastic financial package of our contract–and it’s a deal we’ll be VERY proud to send to membership for ratification.

In light of this, there is a bargaining time change for tomorrow: we are NOT starting at 10am at Pierpont Commons. Rather, beginning at 11, small groups from each side will meet to iron out final details and outstanding non-economic issues. Members are, as always, welcome, but be advised, it will not be sexy. We’ll make a public statement at the conclusion of negotiations early tomorrow afternoon.

At the 5 campus membership meetings happening over the next few days, we will present details about the historic gains we have made in negotiations. All Lecturers are welcome and should come. Non-members should note: if you wish to have a vote on the ratification of the contract, you can sign a membership card at a meeting.

Come to any meeting that is convenient to you – it does not have to be on the campus where you teach. The meeting schedule is as follows:

Monday, June 25 at 6pm in Ann Arbor, location TBD.
Tuesday, June 26 at 2pm in Ann Arbor, location TBD.
Tuesday, June 26 at 6pm in Kochoff Hall C on the Dearborn campus.
Wednesday, June 27 at 2pm in Kochoff Hall C on the Dearborn campus.
Thursday, June 28 at 7pm in IBEW Local 948, 1251 W Hill Road, Flint.

–Your Bargaining Team
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