Northwestern faculty consider union
Traverse City — Full-time faculty at Northwestern Michigan College are discussing whether to unionize.
The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports the Michigan Education Association filed a request last month with the state’s Employment Relations Commission to become the exclusive bargaining representative for full-time faculty at the school.
The union says at least 30 percent of the college’s roughly 100 full-time faculty members were on board. A discussion of the plans was planned Friday.
Chris Weber, the college’s vice president for enrollment management and student services, says officials with the school are waiting for an update on the process.
The move comes after college trustees in late October unanimously voted to implement a new system for compensation. The system went into effect Jan. 1.