By joining your union and becoming a voting member, you contribute to the power we have as lecturers to negotiate better contracts with the Eastern Michigan University administration. EMUFT is a democratic, member-run organization. Members can vote in union elections and at membership meetings that determine the goals and strategies of our union. At our meetings members engage with other lecturers outside their own departments and build community and solidarity with one another.
You can find the Part-Time and Full-Time Lecturers' contracts on the Documents Page. You can also read important elements of the contracts in Know You Contract.
How to join your union
Scan the QR Code below to access the EMUFT Membership Card.
OR Copy and paste the following URL into your browser to access the EMUFT Membership Card - https://bit.ly/48A21KI
Membership has its benefits!
As a member of EMUFT, you are eligible for discounts and benefits from our national affiliates:
If you are asked to participate in a discussion that you feel could potentially lead to disciplinary action, either for yourself or another employee, you have the right to have your union representation present. These are your Weingarten Rights (1975 U.S. Supreme Court case NLRB vs. Weingarten, Inc. 420 U.S. 251, 88 LRRM 2689).
If you find yourself in this position, state the following: “If this discussion could in any way lead to my being disciplined or terminated, or affect my personal working conditions, I respectfully request that my union steward, representative, or officer be present at the meeting. Without representation, I choose not to answer any questions.” After this point, the meeting must pause until an EMUFT representative arrives or be rescheduled for a time when both you and your EMUFT representative can be present. If you are asked to voluntarily forfeit your right to union representation,YOU SHOULD ALWAYS REFUSE.
EMUFT Office 110 King Hall Easter Michigan University Ypsilanti, MI 48197 (734) 487-5448