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June 9 , 2006
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Eastern Michigan University, AAUP begin contract negotiations

YPSILANTI — Negotiators for Eastern Michigan University and the EMU chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) began formal negotiations today, (June 9) to work out a new collective bargaining agreement. The AAUP’s current contract, which affects approximately 668 faculty members, expires at midnight, Aug. 31.

            “EMU is looking forward to working with the faculty on a new collective bargaining agreement,” said Donald Loppnow, provost and vice president for academic affairs. “The University has a strong commitment to our faculty and we are focusing on achieving a satisfactory and mutually agreeable contract.”

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