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Sept. 13, 2006: 8 a.m.
CONTACT: Pam Young 734.487.4400
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Eastern Michigan University faculty to consider settlement offer

YPSILANTI — Eastern Michigan University announced they are hopeful that they will reach an agreement with the EMU-American Association of University Professors (AAUP) after making an offer early this morning.

The AAUP agreed to continue suspension of its strike until 12:01 am Thursday, Sept. 14. The University’s latest offer was submitted early this morning. The details of the offer follow:

Compensation:

  • 3 percent increase for 2006-07 academic year
  • 3.25 percent for 2007-08
  • 3.5 percent for 2008-09
  • Additional compensation for teaching continuing education classes
    • $1,300 per credit hour for 2006-07
    • $1,350 per credit hour for 2007-08
    • $1,400 per credit hour for 2008-09

Health Insurance: Current faculty will continue to have four choices in health care:

  1. Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO Option 1:
    • No required contributions toward premium.
  2. Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO Option II:
    • Single person coverage:
      • 2007: $650 annually ($54 monthly)
      • 2008: $709 annually ($59 monthly)
      • 2009: $770 annually ($65 monthly)
    • 2-person/family coverage:
      • 2007: $950 annually ($79 monthly)
      • 2008: $1,037 annually ($86 monthly)
      • 2009: $1,139 annually ($95 monthly)
  3. Blue Cross Blue Shield Traditional program already in place.
    • 2007: $1,200 annual contribution ($100 monthly)
    • 2008: $1,308 annual contribution ($109 monthly)
    • 2009: $1,439 annual contribution ($120 monthly)
    • Single and family coverage contributions are the same.
    • No new participants; program will phase out.
  4. Care Choice Plan
    • Same contributions as traditional plan
    • Termination on Dec. 31, 2009

The faculty membership of AAUP will review the University’s offer today at noon. Following membership review, the executive board will meet to make a decision.

ALL EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS SHOULD REPORT TO THEIR SCHEDULED CLASSES. Please continue to check the EMU web site, www.emich.edu, for updated information.

Related: Strike information


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