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SUPPORT—After 131 days of negotiating for a new faculty contract, NMU-AAUP voted yes in ratifying on the most recent five-year contract.

AAUP votes yes for ratifying five-year contract

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor November 11, 2021
After 131 days of working without a contract and mediation between the administration, the faculty union, NMU-AAUP, finally voted in favor of ratifying the most recent five-year contract proposal.
STUDENT SUPPORT—The student organization, Student Supporting Professors, marched on Monday, Oct. 26, from The Woods to the University Center to show support for faculty with their ongoing contract mediations.

Student march and faculty action at university forum

Dreyma Beronja and Akasha Khalsa, News Editor and Opinion Editor October 27, 2021
Students, faculty and community members gathered in Ballroom III of the University Center on Monday, Oct. 26 for the university forum to show support for the faculty with their ongoing contract mediation.
RED IS THE NEW GOLD—Members of the faculty union, AAUP, stand outside of the Northern Center on Friday to protest against the ongoing contract negotiation mediation.

AAUP votes no confidence in BOT, protest held Friday outside Northern Center

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor October 22, 2021
Northern Michigan University's faculty union, NMU-AAUP, continues to fight for a contract as they now cross over the 100-day mark without one.
UNION AT WORK — A truck parked on campus during the faculty contract negotiations. Watching a union settle disputes in real time was a pretty big deal for me, and it spread across campus as well.

NMU-AAUP continue working without contract

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor October 15, 2021
After 104 days, NMU-AAUP still are working without a contract.
Dreyma Beronja/NW
MOVING FORWARD—The ratification vote  over the proposed contract held on Tuesday resulted in a down vote against the contract at a 137 to 92.

NMU-AAUP votes no on proposed contract

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor September 30, 2021
NMU-AAUP voted down on Sept. 28 for the proposed faculty contract.
SHOWING SUPPORT—Most years students can see greens and golds fill the city of Marquette, to display their NMU support. This year, students saw the town flood with red as signs saying support NMU faculty were displayed in windows, front yards and even in their cars.

Students show solidarity with tentative faculty contract agreement

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor September 9, 2021
Students share their thoughts on the recent faculty contract negotiation mediation and their hopes for the future of NMU.
Photo courtesy of Dwight Brady
TAKING A VOTE—With contract negotiation mediations entering its second month, NMU-AAUP now are holding a strike authorization vote to decide whether or not they are able to go on strike.

NMU-AAUP hold strike authorization vote

Dreyma Beronja & Justin Van't Hof, News Editor, Editor-in-Chief September 3, 2021
NMU-AAUP voted on the possibility of going on strike Thursday evening during their regularly scheduled contract negotiation meeting. Ballot results are expected to be revealed on Saturday.
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