Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Support the Union of Part-Time Faculty at Wayne State University

An appeal to Union of Part-Time Faculty (UPTF) supporters:

In recent weeks, the Union of Part-Time Faculty at Wayne State
University has reached a critical juncture in our negotiations for our first contract that began in November 2007. The WSU administration has said "no" to job-security for our members, even those with many years of service to the university. Rather than recognizing longevity as a contractual basis for future employment, the administration has proposed a vague concept: "first consideration." As a replacement for the simple and democratic principle of seniority, first consideration is both inadequate and ill-defined. The UPTF has informed the administration that it will not accept a contract without serious job security provisions. The union is also dismayed by Wayne State's attempt to maintain 15 separate wage scales for instructors doing the same work.

To support the union's proposals, contact WSU President Irvin Reid and tell him that you support the fundamental right of job security and equal pay scales for UPTF members. If writing an email to Reid please cc it to:

For more information and/or background on the UPTF visit:

Thank you for your support.

In unity and solidarity,
The UPTF Union Council


Office of the President
Attention: President Irvin D. Reid
Wayne State University
4200 Faculty/Administration Building
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: (313) 577-2230 / Email:
Fax: (313) 577-3200

Letter to President Reid.pdf

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