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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

Northern Michigan University’s faculty union, NMU-AAUP, voted yes to ratifying the five-year contract that was recently proposed with 197 for and 30 against. The news broke on Monday with a press...

BOT holds special meeting, hears student and faculty statements, discusses financial statements

BOT holds special meeting, hears student and faculty statements, discusses financial statements

Akasha Khalsa, Opinion Editor October 29, 2021
NMU’s Board of Trustees (BOT) held a special meeting via Zoom, beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday Oct. 28, in which they approved the audited financial statements for the previous year, assessed the next year’s budget and heard many student and faculty members speak on topics of interest to the community.
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 work towards a fair contract as days now cross over the 100-day mark with working without a contract. Since July 1, 2021, AAUP...

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104—AAUP continue to work without a contract, pushing past the 100 day mark. AAUP have been without a contract since July 1, 2021.

NMU-AAUP continue working without contract

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor October 15, 2021

Northern Michigan University's faculty union, NMU-AAUP, now reaches 104 days without a working contract. Since July 1, 2021, AAUP has been without a contract. Faculty union members have been working...

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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

Northern Michigan University's faculty union, NMU-AAUP, has voted no on the proposed contract at a 137 to 92. The ratification vote took place yesterday from 4-6 p.m. in Jamrich room 1100. The vote...

YES OR NO—NMU-AAUP union members casted their votes on Thursday to decide whether or not the executive committee would be able to call a strike. Results came Saturday with an overwhelming favor of giving the committee permission to call for a strike at 183 to 35.

NMU-AAUP votes yes for strike authorization

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor September 4, 2021

Results from NMU-AAUP's strike authorization vote show that union members who cast ballots overwhelmingly voted yes with a 183 to 35 in favor of the executive committee to call a strike if necessary. AAUP...

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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 met Thursday evening to discuss the possibility of going on strike. The strike authorization vote was the topic of discussion during the regularly scheduled meeting as part of the ongoing...

CONTRACT MEDIATION—The faculty union at NMU, NMU-AAUP, are still working without a contract. Recently the union responded to a clarification email sent out by President Fritz Erickson.

NMU-AAUP responds to clarification email from President Erickson

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor September 3, 2021

Those who are registered to receive emails from [email protected] would have received an email on Aug. 26 regarding the NMU-AAUP faculty contract mediation. The email was sent from the office of President...

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