We have just heard from the PIO leadership that the university administration plans to delay ratification of the tentative agreement until the new “right-to-work” laws go into effect at the end of March.
Please plan to show up at the Bernhard Center tomorrow (Wednesday, February 27) at 12:30 for the Board of Trustees meeting to protest this incredibly dishonorable course of action by the university administration and to encourage President Dunn to ratify the PIO contract and to resist further legislative interference at WMU.
The administration’s actions raise serious questions as to whether they can be trusted to negotiate in good faith with the bargaining units on this campus, including the WMU-AAUP. A strong turnout at the board meeting tomorrow is essential if we are to send the message that the faculty will not stand for the university’s right to institutional autonomy to be subverted.
For more information about the PIO contract issue and why it matters to the WMU-AAUP, please refer to the previous post, “President Dunn Must Resist Legislative Interference at WMU.”
Tomorrow. 12:30 p.m. Bernhard Center. Be there!