In December 2002 the University of Michigan received notice from the Michigan
Employment Relations Commission (MERC) that a petition had been filed for
representation of the non-tenure track instructional faculty. The petitioning union was
the Lecturers’ Employee Organization (LEO), an affiliate of what is now called AFT
Michigan. The petition asked to cover all non-tenure track instructional faculty (lecturers,
adjunct faculty, visiting faculty and clinical track faculty) at all three campuses (Ann
Arbor, Dearborn and Flint) except for the Medical School, Dental School, Business
School and Law School at Ann Arbor.
"Bargaining a First Contract for Lecturers at the University of Michigan,"
Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy: Vol. 0
, Article 23.
Available at: http://thekeep.eiu.edu/jcba/vol0/iss2/23