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April 21, 2007
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EMU regents, faculty approve contract

YPSILANTI —A collective bargaining agreement between Eastern Michigan University and the EMU chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) has been ratified by the union membership and approved by the EMU Board of Regents.

The Eastern Michigan University chapter of the AAUP overwhelmingly supported the tentative agreement that was reached with the university April 10. The vote by AAUP members, which occurred Friday, April 20, was 326 in favor of the contract with 11 opposed.

The Board of Regents approved the tentative agreement Saturday, April 21. A quorum of regents unanimously approved the contract. A quorum of five regents is necessary to make the action official.

A board policy allows the regents to conduct a vote via electronic means as long as a quorum of the board participates. The next scheduled Board of Regents meeting is June 19.


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