Alongside various supporters, thousands of the University of Michigan Professional Nurses Council (UMPNC) members gathered in Fuller Park in support of safer staffing and a better contract for U-M nurses.
After three days of electronic balloting and five membership events spread out across the three campuses outlining the new contract, the Lecturers’ Employee Organization voted to ratify a new labor agreement with the University on July 13.
The Lecturers Employee Organization announced today they had come to an agreement with the University, following months of negotiation and numerous bargaining sessions with the University over the past three days.
During a board meeting Thursday, the University of Michigan Board of Regents approved a 2.9-percent increase in tuition for in-state students as well as a 3.9-percent increase for out-of-state students. The increase will mean an additional $436 per year for in-state students and $1,874 per year
The Lecturers’ Employee Organization, which represents over 1,700 non-tenured faculty across the three University campuses, is continuing to push for higher wages and improved benefits in its contract negotiations with U-M administration.