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Sept. 1 , 2006, 5:45 p.m.
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EMU files unfair labor practice with MERC

YPSILANTI – Eastern Michigan University filed its unfair labor practice (ULP) against the AAUP this afternoon with the Michigan Employment Relations Commission (MERC). The University cited the AAUP leadership’s “not bargaining in good faith and participating in an illegal strike” as the reasons for the ULP.

“The ULP has been filed with MERC. The charge will be processed in accordance with MERC procedures,” said Hartmut Hoft, chief negotiator for EMU.

The EMU chapter of the AAUP walked away from negotiations at 10:10 p.m., Aug. 31.

Both sides continued to work through a mediator into the evening Friday.

No schedule for negotiations has been set for the weekend.

“Despite the strike, EMU will move forward with new student move-in and orientation this weekend. Classes will begin Sept. 6 as planned,” said Pam Young, director of University Communications.

The University has established a special information line to provide updates about University operations. The phone number is 734.487.2661.

Additional information related to negotiations can be found at www.emich.edu




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